For some reason, I've been hammered by a small subset of members over my signature as have a few other members.
Newsflash! Signatures are allowed! If you don't like them, don't look at them!
There are many experienced folks on these boards that give out FREE information (and lots of it). In exchange, they (we) are permitted to display a signature.
Who cares what someone's motive is for posting? As long as the information provided is good (not just a single, "what he said" one-liner or some random common-sense info), what does it matter if the poster displays a signature or not? The information in the post is still good and still FREE.
This is a marketing forum. To be horrified by a signature seems ridiculous.
Nobody is MAKING you purchase a product or service from a signature. If someone's signature doesn't appeal to you, ignore it and move along.