I concur, even though I don't write for them much anymore. Associated Content helped me get my start online writing before the good Lord showed me how to set up my own websites. But back in 2006 when I first looked into making money online, AC was a God-send.
Even now, the $135 per month or so that I get from AC is still so useful in paying my student loan each month. Maybe I'll come back -- especially if AC let's us put affiliate links in our articles! (Maybe they've updated their policy.)
Check out my Associated Content articles that make me some of the most advertising revenue:
Lori McCommas' Photo -- Terrence Howard's Estranged Wife -- and the Picture of a Tumultuous Marriage as the Actor Says No Sex Till He Remarries