Hi Micheal.. as this post is ultimately directed at you.
Lately I've started using an Ad blocker on the site because the page loads are getting slow waiting for the ad server to respond. I know these can have an effect on the ad revenue stream since the block does not displayed Ad. There was a recent article at Ars on this issue (http://arstechnica.com/business/news...-you-love.ars). Is there a way to redesign things so the ad banners are not bogging the browsers? I have no problem seeing the Ads but I would hate to deprive the site of revenue because I decided to turn off the Ad banner displays to improve the site experience.