So have I been with AdSense since June, 2003, but I didn't get a mention. Much less a bonus, or a gold watch.
I must getting old.
I think many of us fail to appreciate a reward once we become accustomed to those rewards. (You can quote me on that).
Conclusively, AdSense has been an important part (not all) of my revenue stream since I left corporate America. There have been moments when I felt the AdSense reward could be better however when I do the math on both money and the freedom AdSense has afforded me … I am compelled to be thankful.