nickreynolds - 9:16 pm on Jul 24, 2007 (gmt 0)
I think (as has already efffectively been said), it depends on the purpose of the website. Yes, magazines have adverts, but product brochures do not.
If your site is a general topic based site, I don't think ads are a problem and in fact can be useful for the visitor who reads your content and then needs somewhere else to go. If however it's a site about your business and designed to promote your business, then yes will probably be a turn off.