andrea99 - 1:40 pm on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0) If you don't accept this system you are free to devise other means to support your efforts to build your website.
I think it is OK to have more than one goal in mind when building a web site. "Ad placement" is also "content placement," if your ads support the production of your content you have what is known as a "going concern" instead of an expensive hobby. I don't think a page that makes money is "crappy" if it supports the goals of the site. If your intention on a page is to trick the visitor you've crossed the line, but if some percentage of your visitors find the ads more inviting than your content you've developed a sustainable model, buy yourself a drink and celebrate.
If you don't accept this system you are free to devise other means to support your efforts to build your website.