So I decided to host my blog with WordPress.com.
I want it to be "pro" grade soon, so I went for the CSS and domain options (25 $).
Actually, I came to WP.com because I had noticed that some great blogs (like the GigaOm network) were hosted here.
And now I notice that inserting Google AdSense or other ads is not allowed !? Even for *paying* customers ?!?
Ok, I see, *afterwards*, in many many FAQ & forums, that it is indeed forbidden...
I can understand that for *free* blogs ; but here, we're talking about a (very disappointed) *paying* customer...
Oh, ok, GigaOM gets the special VIP treatment... available for blogs with tens of thousand viewers daily... (not quite my case... yet ;-)
Why not offer the ability to insert such ads against a fee ? This would get rid of the unwanted side effects seemingly feared by WP.com. (scams, link farms, etc.)