So. There's Sponsored+ now.
I wonder how quickly this will catch on. I have a suspicion that a fair number of free users who don't necessarily need the extra features will sign up anyway once more and more of their friends go Sponsored+, meaning that the free user will see ads when they visit those users' comment pages. (AIUI, free users see ads not only on "sponsored" users' journals but also on their individual journal entries/comment pages.)
I imagine that some people will say, "I see ads anyway when I visit my friends' journals; might as well enable them for my account as well and at least profit a little". Thus becoming yet another straw on some other free user's back.
I'm mostly curious how quickly this effect will happen.