That's what thought too. The few ads before weren't that intrusive. But we should have a opt out for paying members.This right here. On other content sites, it's typical to have ads for free users and for those ads to be removed if you subscribe. As a paying member, I assumed my annual subscription was what I contributed to help support the site, not ad clicks. Whilst the ads were always on the side, as someone with adblock I didn't give it much thought and don't believe I should have to.
If adblock isn't allowed even for paying for paying members now and the warnings are set to be this obnoxious for the foreseeable future, I'd also rather let my subscription lapse. Between this and a few other issues, the overall experience here (minus the actual community/members) is borderline unpleasant.