Everybody that's complaining, I'd bet, is using IE. I use Firefox and don't even see it. I'd never go back to IE, although there are some sites that are programmed so that you have to use IE, but they are few and far between.
I just loaded this site in IE and also in Firefox and compared them. I am on a cable hookup. IE really drags and there are long delays but Firefox is just click click, kinda like switching channels on the ol TV.;);)
Agreed. Glad to hear it's not my PC. I recently got DSL also, but still noticed that my connect time increased when that advertisement appeared. Yes, using I.E. Would be great if the bandwidth consumption could be cut out of that add.