The bit you should read.
This fishing blog details my angling adventures around the UK (although depending where I am in the country I also sea fish from both Boat and Shore, Carp, Pike and Fly fish) and will be giving a summary using what I would consider 3 important values, on a scale of 1* to 5*;
1. Fishability *****
2. Accessability *****
3. Value for Money *****
Given the current economic climate I think these 3 points are the key issues which are readily identifiable with all anglers. Feel free to take a look and add your own comments along the way!