I also use AdBlock... started when Facebook was showing me all these ads. I love AdBlock, and would never be without it. I hate unwanted ads on my browser pages. (Oops... would this be considered an ad for AdBlock? lol)
Ummm.. what if you just want a chat bar to type in for local chat? I don't see it beneficial at all to have all that real estate taken up on your screen when all you want to do is chat in local? Am I missing something?