Though this may sound bias because I own a website, I hate the adblock plus. It destroys what little revenue people make with websites. Content is freely available online because of ads that are on the websites. Some websites only put ads to pay for the servers. With softwares like adblock plus, you are destroying free online content. Do you think the Los Angeles Times, for instance, will tolerate that over half of their online viewers refuse to even view their ads? Of course not. It’s just a matter of time before another way to generate money is decided upon. Since it will likely be a sort of membership, all readers will pay dearly for those who were too foolish to support the current “all free” content access model.
Installing these types of software is so unsupportive to the webmaster that create and run websites for your viewing pleasure. Its not like webmasters make millions and billions of dollars like google or yahoo. Though I run this site due to entertainment issues, I don't know how long I can keep up before the servers start to cost into the $1000's. As you can see this site is growing at a tremendous pace and we are not some corporate mogul with financial backing. We are a private community that is completely free due to the ads placed on this site. Let me tell you and I'm being honest here that we only make around $3-4 a day from the ads.
I'm not saying that ads are not annoying, but they are a necessity to keep things "free" online.
So folks, if you want online content to be free forever, turn your ad blocks off when you surf the net. Most viruses are not due to ads but to installations and downloading of software. You can have spyware and adware installed which are completely free. I'm not only saying this for the good of the forum but for the whole internet all together. I am afraid that websites I visit daily will start asking for paid memberships to view content.