This time it goes beyond changing the graphics, which they did, to match their inorganic, minimalist, sterile layouts of Google+ and the rest of their products (It looks like that from in here, as I type in Blogger, another product under the Google wing).
This time they seriously fucked with the functionality of the website. First of all, your home page is not your customized experience you were used to until now. Now, Google will FORCE you to check out a list of videos their amazingly stupid algorithm has picked for you, which often includes videos you have already watched (check image below).
|Holy shit, you recommend something I already watched? You must be a mind reader!!|
I used to have my homepage as the latest videos uploaded by my subscribed channels, hiding all other activity such as comments and likes. Now, to get to that page, you have to click in several places, and it will not remember your preference for the next time.
If you would like to go directly to your subscriptions, I recommend you change your current bookmark from going to http://www.youtube.com to http://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions/u
Lastly a message for Google, which I'm sure they'll never see, but I gotta get it off my chest...
STOP FUCKING AROUND WITH THE LAYOUT AND IMPROVE THE GOD DAMN FUNCTIONALITY. DO YOU WANT TO BE THE REALPLAYER OF ONLINE VIDEO STREAMING WEBSITES?
The only reason why flocks of people are not leaving YouTube already is because the content creators are still attracted by Google's ad revenue network, which is one of a kind right now in the websphere. With nobody to compete with realistically, YouTube is getting sloppier and overall, worse. What a damn shame.