Dak142 - Howdy Neighbor
my2cents - While I disagree that we are the same old same old, I appreciate the constructive feedback. We have tested unbranded banners in the past and found them to have higher click through rates but a much lower conversion rate. From our tests, it seemed like visitors were more likely to buy when they knew where they were going before they got there.
However, I must admit, it's not something we have tested recently as most of our affiliates use text ads and/or download an image of a specific product and link directly to that. I also know that different things work for different people. We will gladly provide some unbranded banners for our affiliates to test and use. I will let you know when they have been uploaded.