Cosmopolis is full of excellent stuff. It is also a wonderful historical chronicle of the VIE project, but that, ofcourse, might not interest so much people who were not involved. So, overall, I warmly recommend it (pity you missed the wonderful edition in three volumes. I love browsing through it). Just do as reasonable people generally do : what you don't like, you skip.
As I recall, there's an index of the articles, or at least some detailed content of each issue that you can check before downloading (or download eveything and sort it out later !)