I came over to this forum to psot a quick message that I hope the moderators will read and forward to Beethoven.com's management.
While I understand the need for ad bucks, the old interface (ad-sertion) was simply the pits. Not only did it take too long to load, the webmaster at B.C must have been driven mad trying to make regualr web pages interface with the streaming output. At least, I constantly had problems with it.
Put another way, the regular media player interface is absolutely a breath of fresh air! Many, many thanks for fixing and simplifying the music stream. It was long overdue. And - thanks again!