I highly recommend trying out the new premium membership, for 2 very good reasons.
1st: I finally don't have to be distracted by heaving abs, bloody fanged teeth, or a voice out of the BLUE saying "hi, I'm Laura" or whatever! (I very nearly jumped out of my chair the first time that happened, as my computer had never before talked to me without my aiding and abetting it!
2nd: the pages load sooooo much faster, probably because there's so much less to load without the ads.
Plus, it makes me feel good to think that I'm helping Stephen to pay his mortgage
AND....I don't believe I've had a gold star next to my name for at least 50 years!!!!!
There are options to try it out for shorter periods of time, which is also helpful.