This is one of the most fun food magazines I have ever come across. It has plenty of good recipes that are relatively accessible to the average cook, but it also has lots of articles that are both informative & entertaining.
The primary focus (of course) is on hot and spicy foods, but it also concentrates on any number of regional cuisines that are not necessarily scorching hot. A issue highlighting salsas, for example, will have a fair number of high-Scoville recipes, but will also include flavorful salsas that are intended to enhance a main course rather bring beads of sweat to your forehead. A neophyte will better understand that a salsa isn't necessarily a hot sauce but actually covers a much wider spectrum. The same would apply to their issues on barbeque as well as cuisines from Mexico, Thailand & India, among others.
If you want to know how to grow peppers, you will also find this magazine informative, as it addresses many different aspects of pepper horticulture. There is also plenty of information on the frighteningly extensive array of hot sauces that are commercially available. If you come from a region where it isn't easy to grow your own peppers, finding a resource for peppers is important, and this magazine definitely helps.
Even if you aren't a pepper-head, there is plenty within this magazine that you will find useful.