I'm surprised this thread has lived this long.
I've noticed that LS and PS are very quick to take down any negative comments towards the site and especially the ads.
I too block the ads because it takes 10 times longer to load with the ads versus blocked.
And I have high speed internet.
I wouldn't spend much time here for that reason alone.
If we were still in the days of dial up it'd take about 15 mins every time you needed to load a page.
Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.