Hi...I am only a consultant, and use the basic versions of plugins to ease clients into new functionality. And I have a few almost sold on associator... AND now its gone? Because of a spam spat? I hope you get back in the game. It is, or was, a great product, and wordpress is the perfect community to stress test your concepts. People will pay/donate for the upgrade and customizations... you dont need all the banners outside your settings page... in fact, anywhere else it only confuses/irritates non-tech users getting use to wordpress, the end client who pays the bills and could cut you a check. food for thought.