Guess I will uninstall adblock. I mean I knew what I was doing, but seeing it put so succinctly makes me think I shouldn't be doing it.
You can disable it for websites - I just downloaded AdBlock Plus and set it to allow all ads, and then block what I feel is necessary. Feel like it's the closest thing to a happy medium.
That's basically what my suggestion would be too. You can right click > block certain ads or play with filters to avoid certain things. And I think that's a good medium to walk down. Intrusive ads should be blocked IMO.
Other things to think about are how are you supporting the site if you do block the ads (via lots of promotion, engagement, donations, etc.). It's a very weird line to walk given the size and scope of websites like AP.net.
Singularly run blogs make things easier ... example: Daringfireball.net -- I read his sponsorships each week, I click on them to get more information and add value to the sponsor, and I don't block ads from The Deck (his ad company). Far easier in that situation where one person = one blog and writing. The "machine" that is AP.net has far more nuances to account for.