the problem with the boycott is that 99%+ of the users aren't active contributors, just passive viewers. So a boycott won't change the viewership numbers very much. heck, most of the people who would boycott are probably no script/adblock anyway, so there's no lost impressions there.
You are probably right about that percentage, but you miss the point that even the passive viewers are here for the comments and the links to interesting tech stuff. If the active users go away there will be nothing left to passively view.