Because of all the errors in their guides, nothing of value was lost.
I didn't even know printed guides were still a thing. When I was young my parents weren't interested in buying guides for me because they felt it was a waste of money that could go to regular books. I did receive a few, mostly from my sister and she'd get me the Nintendo Power guides. I do have at least one, maybe two, Prima guides though. They came from a guy who was briefly my friend and I guess felt obligated to get me something for Christmas/my birthday but didn't actually care enough to not get me the cheapest product. And yeah, they definitely have a lot less personality than the Nintendo Power guides.
The only strategy guides worth buying are the ones that double as art books.
Same, Haven't seen a strategy guide from them in probably a decade and they haven't been any good in nearly two decades. I remember getting the Star Ocean one and finding it to be worthless and that the old Tips and Tricks magazine was always a better purchase.I actually thought they went out years ago.