Yes, they are good.
We tend to take things for granted at times and forget that it takes money to keep Piano World up and operating for all to enjoy. The ads are needed, and I honestly don’t think Frank Baxter is making a killing from the PW forums. I think he manages and maintains the forums because of his love for music, the arts, pianos and people.
Also, the Piano World store is a nice place to purchase certain things that the local Wal Mart doesn’t carry.
Thanks for posting this, Apple.