I was waiting for someone to make a post about this. They are REALLY irritating, and the close button takes far too long to appear. Aren't the ads at the top and side of the page enough, especially as we all had to get used to the new narrower page?!
"Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey