Long time AT member here, and we've seen the slow decline of the numerous hardware reviews give way to the occasional smartphone of the month reviews, and less and less of the hardware that we wanted to read about.
In all the years I've been on AT (since September of 2000), I rarely if ever started out on the homepage, choosing instead to frequent the 'Hot Deals' forum section back when free T-shirts and free mag subs (Computer Shopper was like candy to a 3 year old !!) were a weekly thing, but those days have dried up and died for a long time now.
I frequent Ars, Tech Report (duh) and occasionally [H], looking for whatever I am shopping for at the time. PSU shootouts, CPU benchmarks, Video card comparos - they all offer these at some point, but yes, AT seems to have tossed in the towel on the larger scale hardware comparisons they used to be involved in.
Intel i5 2500K@4.3, Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD, Powercolor PCS+ 290x 4GB, 2TB Hitachi HDD, Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Ed, Corsair H80, Win 7 Pro