Truthfully, I don't mind ads- done a certain way. I think that's what 40 means by trust. If they vet, if they don't let abusive or obnoxious ads through, I'll be fine with it.
Basically yes. If you're ad-based for your income, I'm fine with that. If it gets obnoxious my option is to put up with it or walk away. I have no problem with advertising or me going elsewhere. It's the dealer's call when it comes to that. As long as I feel it's a fair trade-off - advertise away! Just show some restraint and respect for your user/visitor when you do.
And since YouTube is totally unusable to me without AdBlock Plus running, I'll put up with what they're doing for the moment since it doesn't seem to affect me that much. But I'll probably think more than twice next time I'm feeling like I should be sending them some more money.
Besides, since they now have an alternate revenue stream, they should be all set, right? I don't feel the least bit funny about maybe not contributing as much as I did before (or possibly at all) because, quite frankly, I don't feel like I'm as much their customer any more. If at all.
So it goes...their financial loss is NoScript's gain AFAIC.