Re: Sing like a canary
"Used to like Firefox up to around mid 50s but it started going slower and slower."
Don't we all at that age?
I stuck with Adblock Plus *because* it allows some adverts through if they meet certain criteria (and pay them). You're never going to stop the advertising industry short of a revolution, and you just get blocked by more and more sites. AdB+ educates and disciplines advertisers. Do you remember how awful and evil web ads were 15 years ago? I can't guess how many epileptic fits they caused.
[Oh, and thanks for the reminder, I am just unblocking El Reg and it's 3 adverts.]