I'm not a fan of advertising but anything that brings in money right now is a good thing.
The problem I have is that I can't see any good way to choose what brand or flavor of ads appear on my LJ.
I'll have to think about this one because part of the reason I paid for an account originally was to remove ads. The other was alternative ways of posting but I can get around that if need be.
I don't know but honestly the money does call to me a bit. Like I said I'll have to think about it...
Edit: One other note - I can't find any reference to being able to turn it off once you turn it on. That bothers me a bit.
Edited again: Embedded crapfest removed. Thanks for letting me know guys! :-)