Thank you for the comment - and thank you for being such an advocate in the community!
As there are so many sutble flavors & apporaches (and thus it's hard to accurately poll under a generic "advertising" question), (for now) we'd like to look at community responses through a number of "trials". We are also thinking about setting up virtual focus groups to get feedback (TBD).
It's clear to us we don't yet have the right solution - and we're still exploring at this point.
I agree with Rob. Not to say that the ad integration will be bad, but typically it is the beginning of the end of usability from most forums that I've been a part of. I understand that beneath it all is the "bottom line"..... but the CSC is growing, and I'd hate to see the growth staggered by a bombardment of ads and loss of usability. Add me to the list of CSC ads "nay sayers".