Today, YouTube is forcing everyone to switch over to their new channel format. I guess they're trying to make a format which is more friendly for mobile devices. It makes sense to do that, because about 30% of my viewers use mobile devices, but I don't like the new format, and here's why.
1. I'm not allowed to have background images anymore. I liked having the old Nancy Drew logo as a background image.
2. In what I call "a dumb move", there is a seperate section for the "about me" page. You know, the one-sentence description of my channel. That does not need its own page!
3. Playlists don't really work on the new channel. Do you want to watch one of my video series made before April of 2012? As in, 3/4 of my content? Well, good luck. Old playlists are even harder to find than ever in the new format, which forces them into groups of 20 and sorts them by date.
This was a problem I had with the old format, as well. I want the choice of having all my playlists appear. Why is that option off of the table?
I also want the ability to sort my own playlists. First, I want to put all the Nancy Drew walkthroughs together. Then, I want to put the Zelda walkthroughs together, the Phoenix Wright walkthroughs together, the Pajama Sam walkthroughs, etc. I have a logical order that I want my playlists to appear in. That'd be much better than "auto-sort into groups by date".
Even if I did something drastic like migrate all of my non-Nancy Drew videos to another channel, I'd have problems sorting the playlists, simply because I did not play the games in chronological order. Bah, humbug!