I already got the game and enjoyed it, so I just let the ad play out instead of skipping or reloading the page.Be honest, you don't WANT ads. And that's exactly what Byleth as a choice is, an ad, nothing more, nothing less.
Yeah, the only problem is that the game that's being shilled might end up having some issuesimo Corrin was the most blatant shill pick as their game wasn't even out in the West yet
but I digress. shill picks aren't inherently a bad thing as they can drive attention to their source material