webcentric - 10:03 pm on Sep 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
In the long run, discouraging accidental clicks and making ads less junky is likely to be a good thing...there's value in having ads enhance the reader experience instead of making readers think "Yuk."
I agree wholeheartedly on the topic of accidental clicks, and, to be frank, at least for now, if I truly object to the new look, I can turn off enhancements. There seems to be a bit of a lack of control over the look and feel of the units right now but who knows, maybe some new ad editing features are in the works as well.
I will note that the new features seem to not be implemented in all browsers yet e.g. I see them in Firefox and Safari but not in IE. Perhaps even more is yet to come. What am I saying, of course it is. Wish G would just write a blog post about these new features and plans for the final product (well, at least the next iteration of it) so I could make some plans as to how to react. I also wished for world peace recently but that hasn't come about either.
p.s. Meant to mention that these ads really are panel controls that expand when hovered over. The concept of text ads may be on the way out door altogether if this keeps up.