I get more complaints about the site design here than I have on any other site I've ever done in 12+ years of web development. And yet this site is laid out almost exactly as countless others I've done that I've gotten no complaints about--in fact, the contrary. I'm wondering if it's a web serial thing, that people are used to sites developed by people who aren't trying to make a professional go of things, that don't try to leverage ad space or things like promoting feed subscriptions.
I've done what I can to make the navigation more prominent (one last tweak due, moving a block further up on the right). Tell me what you think would make it better. "Lose or reduce the ads" is not an option unless you guys want to see the weekly target soar out of sight (I've already dropped it $15 for the week).