I just want to throw this simple concept out again (and then lock this thread as I didn't really want an "I hate ads" thread). My complaint is simply about overkill. My 1st few posts covered that 2 of the exact same banner ads spammed is a bit over the top. Neil chimed in and said that having 2 of them was not the intention and was an oversight. My complaint is resolved.
I have no problem, whatsoever, with SD advertising on their sites. And even if I did, it would be silly for me to bitch about that as its their sites. My only problem was just the accidental overdoing of it by spamming the same ad over and over. I'm happy to hear to about SD products that I might have missed as long as its not jammed down my throat. And if you hate this sort of thing, then you can use ad blocker to kill em off. Anyway, my take (which seems to be clearly understood) is that we don't need to see the same ad over and over (eg I make one post and there is the ad immediately before and after my post). I'm personally cool with seeing a SD ad in every thread. Thanks again for the response Neil.
edit - and last I checked - this currently seems to be resolved (I only see 1 ad now - thanks!)