Originally Posted by tubemonkey
It doesn't bother me.
I'm not surprised. Most people of indifferent taste aren't bothered by billboards at every intersection or twenty minutes of commercials before a movie either.
There is an unfortunate spillover that results from that sort of niggardly attitude, though. I have spoken to developers who decline to release paid versions of their apps because embedding ads is more profitable. Not to mention the now-routine practice of collecting and selling user data to marketing companies. As the saying goes, if you aren't paying for it, you're the product.