But since you did dig it up, I'll comment. Really, you are taking from someone. You are taking content that they created, consuming it for your purposes and you are denying them the revenue that they expect to get through the ads that they intended to have displayed with their content. In the strictest sense of the word, this is theft.
Could this very website exist if everyone blocked the ads and stole the content? My guess is no.
How about ads like this one? Would you like this on your website/app? :eck: I took the screenshot about 5 minutes ago. It might be better if this ad was blocked!