I wrote a rather lengthy opinion on Paul’s issue with Microsoft ads (as seen on Twitter today). Unfortunately, I noticed a grammatical error in it and when I clicked ‘Edit Thread’ it killed everything I wrote.
Sorry but I’m not feeling motivated enough to recreate the entire thing.
TL/DR (or in this case couldn’t read): MS Accounts are free, just because a paid service is tied to the account doesn’t mean they couldn’t or shouldn’t monetize the free service. I also point out that Thurrott Premium members are subject to ads on FRD M-Th. This simplistic summary sounds more harsh than how I wrote it before but I lost all motivation to re-write my opinion.