I am lucky to have experienced the end of cut and paste, laboring over a grid sheet with sticky spray glued fingers and a cigarette made it a tactile job.
Digitisation of our workflow has given designers far more control over the final outcome. There is more time for creative collaboration, constant iteration and the pursuit of perfection.
I think there will be a really exciting leap when we can properly view digital magazines rather than the compromised experience we have now. While this happens, the audience for quality print publications will increase, defining both readers and creators.