I'd rather have adblocker and avoid all the flashing/blinking/loud/moving/distracting/ and on and on... and let's not forget all the security problems that go with them. Ads probably drive people away from sites faster than bad content, broken links and bad layouts combined.
I understand why sites need ads, but if you can't survive using text ads, then ads aren't going to save your site from extinction. The more you try and force ads onto people, the more they try and figure out a way around them. Avoiding ads has been going on since the remote control was invented, think about it, listening to the radio or watching TV - ad comes on - station changed. It will always be that way, I don't want to buy what they or you are selling, so I don't want or need to listen/see your ad.
No kidding, ask Ars how breaking their site for the ad blockers went.