Well, as another lowly forum-only member, I do see the ads. They've increased in number and gotten progressively more "loud" (moving, flashy, etc) over the past few days.
A few days ago there was just one non-moving ad at the top of the page. Next day, there was also one on the right side of the page below reader reviews. Then moving ads started appearing. Now there are two ads on the right side in addition to the one at the top of the page and they all have moving, flashy ads on them.
I really didn't mind the single ad, or the couple of moving ones, but it is getting a bit over the top IMO. I have no idea if they can regulate the content of the ads or whether they move, flash, etc. If this is necessary to keep BPL afloat, then I'm all for it, but geez, all things in moderation right? :)