How strange it is that they can't see what is obvious to the rest of us
How about a discussion on adequate standards for what is acceptable and what is not acceptable?
Contents covering ads, pop-out ads at odd places, whatever intrusive is what made today's situation a fact and more and more people get fed up and join the ad-blocking clan.
Years has gone by since the ad-blockers came along, but the advertising industry did not change one bit and are in reality responsible for the wide variety of ad-blockers we have today themselves. I mean, if they had tried to evaluate why when the first ad-blockers came along and adjusted their ad-campaigns down to non-intrusive and acceptable levels, they could have avoided the mess they are in.
As for a subscription-based model, Nah, there is hardly any contents out here with only one source for the information and speaking for myself, I would simply surf to the next site or find the original press release the story is based on.