Just letting anyone who may not be aware know, AdBlock Plus is now letting businesses pay to get their ads through the blocker by adding them to a whitelist. They say they're only allowing ads that are non-invasive, so ads that don't pop up, slide out in your way or have audio when you didn't ask for it, so take that as you will. I'm not sure if you can simply ignore this whitelist. But at this point over 300 businesses are on it now, so the AdBlock software is pretty much moot.
Adblock Edge is what I've been using lately. It's more lightweight than ABP has become and they haven't tried to sell out (yet).
So this has apparently been going on since 2011, but the only ones required to pay are the really big companies out there. Huh.
Nah, nevermind, my bad. Apparently a number of people believe I'm wrong, ABP has been doing this since their conception and I just don't pay attention when I install things, so nevermind. Use what things you want to use, enjoy them to the fullest. I've got too much work to do to keep arguing with people over mundane things. I thought I was being helpful.