I would really not recommend anyone subscribe to a new/ unestablished magazine no matter how interesting the first few issues are.
When you commit the money by signing for a subscription, you take a risk in that you won't know the kind of quality you will get months down the line. Secondly, the magazine might just shut. I took up and paid for a 2 yr subscription of Classic Style, received 2 issues and hear all this crap about them ceasing publication. Never saw my money and asked them to send me their back issues in return but they keep evading my emails and gave lots of excuses. It was all very badly handled. One fo the worst investments I ever made in magazine subscription. I would have been happier with a year supply of Men's Health.
I'm not saying that the Rake is like this but there is always the possibility.
$65.00/year is not too bad if its a decent mag. Hell GQ and Esquire are so bad now i cant even look at them and the crap thats inside is awefull. I would rather pay $65.00 for something that is ledgable.