For some reason, I never see viglinks in any reports, with or without ad blocker or whether using IE or Firefox or signed in or not. Never knew they existed until this discussion.
I don't see what's difficult about understanding people's complaint about viglink. I think there are two main problems with using viglink: 1. lack of disclosure and 2. endorsement. When viglink is inserted into someone's trip report without them knowing, there is an assumption
to readers that the OP endorses the products (which is not true). Secondly, I thought any website using viglink is subject to disclosure about its use: