Well, I pretty much feel the same way about Mercola, or any number of people/things.
That's where you have to separate or sift through...
Some things will always be 'old news' to some people; while new to others. This was a lesson I had to learn when I moved across country, and felt like I stepped into a time warp that was thirty years behind!
Eventually, I just had to see things a little differently and try and seek out people who were 'like minded' even if that means Discussion Boards like CureZone! LOL
As for the marketing..ad nauseum..you and I both agree that that is a turnoff for people like us. But there is a whole world of people out there who won't listen to the video, will skim the newsletter (at best), and say "Ok..ok..get to the point and give me what I'm supposed to take to make it better or go away". And this is how people like Dr. Mercola can sleep at night because he knows that at least these kinds of people may be better off at least taking or trying something than doing nothing at all; while others still might be encouraged to dig deeper. I guess you can't blame somebody for throwing out a large net and just hoping to catch as many as you can regardless of how they benefit.
Still, it seems that when they profit by it, there is the element of greed - which we see so much of.
I think Mike Adams - the Health Ranger - put it well once when accused of the very same thing. He said would you rather have the kind of corporate greed that just stays within its confines and never intending to do any good? Or would you hope that someone who has the greater good for all, and envisions ways to make a better world also be able to have the funds to put those plans into actions?
And so, I have seen where Dr. Mercola, Mike Adams and Jordan Rubin have used good business models that make a good profit, while directing the funds towards a noble purpose..