Why do I love Boing Boing as much as I hate seeing Mark Frauenfelder in an Adobe ad? steampoweredboy files a tidy 3-paragraph reply:

Boingboing is cute, if you don't think about it too much, like a great many tech idealists. "Copyfight" and the whole "damn the man DIY!" mindset is all well and good when you're young and poor, but these folks want to sell ad space and flog their other projects. There's a healthy balance, but their defensiveness, the "de-voweling" and general attitude of "we can't be corrupted, not by all this revenue!" is very tired. Yes, they're sellouts. Trying to claim they aren't just makes them look silly. Again, look at the pretty, read the RSS and just don't think about it too much.