This is why ad blocking is really no big deal. There are plenty of people out there like you who really don’t mind ads. Everything will be just fine.
I have ZERO guilt blocking ALL ads. I think monetization through ad placement is lazy. I also want to support good content, which is why I buy books, pay to go see movies and buy ad free TV shows on iTunes. But I will not support laziness. If the Verge wants money from me, they’ll have to try harder than showing me ads I have absolutely no interest in.