I quit watching TV because the time of a show was taken up by an increasing commercial times. Cable came out and they promised no commercials. That didn't last long and I quit watching the 'boob tube' altogether. Haven't missed TV at all.
The Internet absolutely fascinated me. Then there were ads. I put up with them until ad-block came out. I gleefully installed and kissed ads goodbye.
Then Forbes decided they didn't want me to read their articles unless I turned off my ad-block and ublock so I decided screw them.
Reasons are: 1) I HATE advertisements. I have Google, etc if I want to find something I desire to purchase. 2) I don't want their crap cluttering up my Internet enjoyment. 3) Did I say I hate advertisements? 4) I don't want their crap cookies, etc. on MY equipment nor using up bandwidth I PAY FOR.