While I do have mod points, you're well on your way to 5 anyway and I wanted to applaud your stance whole-heartedly. Look, I am a capitalist pig and get that the website owners need some form of income to pay for their costs and - yes - profit. And, I also get that ads can be very beneficial (I've seen ads for stuff I didn't know existed, clicked, bought, etc.). HOWEVER.....I'm reminded of the early days of the internet trade shows. First, the booth-babes who knew next to nothing, but were otherwise inoffensive. Within 2 years it was nothing less than a porn show until the organizers finally put the kabosh on it. Internet ads today have become like that, but even worse (being able to fuck with your computer) and there's no authority to shut them down. Hence ad-blockers. If they ever learn their lesson, the need for ad-blockers would evaporate. But, as John Belushi said: "But Nnnnnooooooo...."