Ya I could do without ads. I have a pretty good mental filter though, I'm pretty blind to a lot of them. Occasionally catch myself looking at one of those "news story headlines" that I already know is click-bait.
I do peruse a lot of informational sites though, I couldn't possibly pay subscriptions on all of them. When a familiar site gets cranky about my adblocker, I either turn it off or decide I don't want to know that bad.
My biggest issue with ads is I'm not confident anyone can keep malware out of them.