I'd say...considering that you did watch the advert, your inb4 is not.
As for the nature of this - I can't say I'm surprised. In exchange for a player's immediate want of self-gratification, they are willing to watch a simple advert for another shot at some free stuff. Seems like a win-win for both parties involved...until you dig deeper into what the company said about doing this very thing.
What a bummer.
Eh, technically I didn't watch it per say, as much as I saw it. It wasn't really a video ad you would see before a YouTube video, just a picture advertisement with a counter attached to it, so ya I flipped back over to play Monopoly Millionaires. Lol.
But ya, again, despite most 'die-hard' gamers/rs'ers hatred/dislike of SoF, paired with everything you mentioned about the win for both parties involved, its hard to be surprised by this.