Be nice. Or else.
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but "Market" was an item in the main navigation and products were displayed in the right hand side. :)
It just the last weeks/months or so that Market was moved into the ... and the "ads" disappeared.
but none of the resources were ever pushed in my face
This wasn't the problem, the stuff on sale just wasn't compelling. Just a bunch of UI kits (honestly don't understand the value proposition of selling these to designers, esp. in the "flat" era), iDevice mockups and also-ran line art icons
Hmm possibly - may be its because like every one else i run some kind of add block or i was blind to it.