My initial posts seems to get a bit twisted by some commenter's here so let me clarify it.
1. I like phoronix! no doubt!
2. I don't mind ads, BUT if they are attracting to much attention i DISLIKE them. That's the case with phoronix. If it where simple google ads (non graphical aka text only) then i would have had no problem at all!
3. I completely fail to see the purpose of kontera besides it's irritating popups. That alone is a reason for me to install adblock.
So, Michael, keep up the good work ! only with some less attention drawing ads please