Remember when everyone believed them when they said they would never do stuff like this on the site? Oh those were the days of innocence and youth!
Anyway, I have never seen an ad on here, with the exception or that horrendously terrible comedy show they did a while back, so I guess I don't really feel strongly about this one way or the other as it has yet to affect me. Though knowing that some day they could plaster the place with ad's like game trailers is not a welcoming thought. Not sure if it's my adblocker or if it's not being the US that's doing it.
As long as they don't start with those annoying fucking ads where you have to watch some 30 second ad for a stupid car or KFC before every video then I'm fine with the ad's as I will just ignore them. Should the day come though that I have to watch a 30 second ad before every video then I will just be going else where.
Outside of Japans crazy OP unit buff I found they were all interchangeable as no matter what one I played I always feel into the same tactic and it won every time. That said, I usually stuck with Japan for the above reason.
Since 1up died I only listen to the Bombcast now myself. My guess would be that it's just not worth it for the people that do it. My understanding is that most of them just did it as a hobby, but it takes so much time to do them weekly that they are getting tired of doing it.