Also, you can watch casts of some of the more interesting matches on YouTube. My favorite caster, who introduced me to FAF with his videos, is Gyle.
Though I prefer the way Yahtzee put it: "You couldn't get away with releasing a buggy game in the cartridge and cassette days; you'd be trampled under the company Brontosaurus."
When people design a platform, one of the first thing they do is make it run code written in C.
Only a limited subset of platforms can run Java, but everything can run C.
So, I now definitely think Uber's valuation is correct, because I'd pay just about anything to avoid another taxi experience.
If the ads conform to what's "acceptable", then all ads seen are non-intrusive and free from malware, which is a win for users.
If Adblock raises the price of being allowed on the list in an extortion-racket type scheme, then fewer advertisements are seen overall, which is again a win for users.
If Adblock gets greedy or gets lax with its policing, and begins to allow bad ads through, people will dump it for the next generation of ad-blocker and we're back to the situation we have now.
Meanwhile, placing restrictions on accounts who have never bought even $5 worth of stuff will raise the barrier of entry above what most spammers can afford, and if it inconveniences a few legit people? Well, if they haven't bought anything, they can't really be called paying customers, so they're not the gamers Valve is interested in courting anyway.