Uploadgig certainly does have disadvantages. However, there have been many cases where it was the only choice to get content I wanted. For example, files over 5GB cannot be downloaded on a free account using rapidgator or nitroflare. Just yesterday I downloaded a 10GB file using uploadgig. Granted it did take a couple of days, and granted if the uploader had split it into smaller files, then rapidgator would have been an option (nitroflare would have taken a week). But that was not the case, so it was uploadgig or don't get the file. I got the file. I recommend getting a free account on uploadgig and installing adblockplus. That may make it less painful.