I shouldn't have to run ABP just to block these linkjack ads. Why did AVS suddenly start putting them in? That's the bigger question. This site deals with products and model numbers specifically for the purpose of discussion about the product(s), and the damned ad crap spams links all over the posts. Even words that don't refer to any specific product or service are being hijacked.
Does AVS really want to drive its userbase away that badly? I already use ClickToFlash to block flash ads - ABP isn't avaialble for all browsers, and I don't necessarily like using Firefox because it's dog slow compared to just about everything else, especially its UI.
I don't mind the ads/pictures they already had - I've actually found a few of them useful. These linkjacks however aren't useful - they're intrusive. It's not a good thing when I have to "remember" to keep my mouse away from any text on the screen for fear of intrusive popup ads.
And saying "why aren't you running ABP" is not a valid defense of the practice.
Edit: Oh, and AVS is sort of violating their own policy: We can't put anything but MSRP in our posts, and they frown upon that unless it's an initial review etc., so why are they letting these ad links show up with ...you guessed it: prices in them?
Something to think about if you're considering defending this practice.