spyware is very annoying, and I do hate ads, and I personally would block them at any and all times. Someone said that you need to have the adverts to pay off the site - I guess it's true, but I would rather not have these kinds of ads allowed on my pc.
And what is all this about donating to NG? It'd never work. Once off some people might pay the $1, but do 400,000 people really check the site all that often that they would pay? I think NG would lose it's appeal if it wasnt free - not that it's not worth paying for, but it would lose something if you had to pay for it.