I pretty much have zero expectations from soundcloud excepting one: that it is probably still the most universally easy to embed none-video media player on the web. As long as they keep that up, I'll still use it. But I rarely go to look for music on their site. I prefer to follow musicians elsewhere and only go to sound cloud if I absolutely have to hear their music.
Good shout on the Adblock Vault though not sure if this possible in app on my phone, maybe it is, haven't checked lol
The algorithms seem quite good at finding similar tracks, It can start to get your music taste. Ano they are not the only ones that can do this but there is a nice blend between new and favourite artist (that are releasing through a page that I haven't followed) which is nice when it comes to underground stuff.