I agree, which is why I disable my ad blocker on sites I use frequently such VIC, Reddit, etc.I wonder how many people here use adblockers which are depriving publishers/content creators/authors etc of revenue. You are effectively taking something (the content) while circumventing the method of payment (the ads). Is this not theft also?
For Youtube I pay a subscription that remove ads and also gives money to creators.
There is this project called Coil that automatically gives micropayments to sites you visit. I paid the subscription for a while but so few sites have implemented the micropayments API that it was useless.
In general I do keep my ad blocker on because there's too much abuse from ad networks, behavior tracking, privacy, etc.