I don't think it is just about amateur astronomy. I mostly watch it for up-to-date news on Mars probes, cosmology, orbiting telescopes etc, from all around the world. If it focussed too much on things we could do at home, that would be tantamount to dumbing down.
The show has always done a mix of stuff for the amateur general space news and of course stuff on the LHC etc.
So long as they keep that mix i don't mind.
Just out of interest, when did they drop the newsletter? I remember being able to get it by email for a while, but it just seemed to stop. Old fashioned I know but I did enjoy it.