Perhaps I am the only one with these thoughts, and I certainly don't know the economics of this site, but I don't care for the change in the way this site receives funding. Specifically, I miss the ads the site used to have. I know that may sound crazy, but I liked being able to click on the B&H ad and buying something and knowing that I was helping this site as well as doing business with someone who supported this site. Additionally, there were companies that advertised here that I would not have heard of otherwise and it enabled me to do business with them. Under the current model, if I understand it correctly, I find a product I was going to buy anyway, post a link to it on this site, and then use that link to buy the product. As a result of that transaction the retailer pays this site. That makes absolutely no sense to me. I don't understand why a retailer would even participate in such a program. Why should a retailer pay this site when I buy something I was going to buy anyway and that this site had no influence on my purchase decision? If I was a retailer, I wouldn't be too happy to send money to someone who had done nothing for me. So, what am I missing and can the ads come back? I really enjoy this site and want it to be financially successful so that it doesn't go away. But I'd also like the ads to come back and I wonder how long the current funding source will last once retailers learn how it is being used.