"barrage of obnoxious flashing ads" - boo hoo. In my own personal account, I have the ability to turn all ads off, as can any premium and higher level subscriber. I choose to keep my ads ON however, all of the time and not once, ever, have they prevented me from enjoying the site. Sir, not to be argumentative, but you're full of it. Also, if I've said it once I've said it a thousand times, GET THE APP. SMS TEXTS CAN AND WILL FAIL HERE.