If you sign in, there are three ads on the page. A small one at the top, then a standard 728 and then at the very bottom, just before the quick reply box, there's another.
How is that riddled with ads?
If you don't sign in, then you see text ads and additional block ads. But they're still not that unsightly. So I'm not entirely certain what the freakout is about unless people are just that afraid of small adjustments.
Update: As soon as I left this comment, I started seeing tons of ads when signed in. Still not obtrusive, though.
Last edited by somewhatshocked; 10-04-2012 at 08:40 PM.