I am quite displeased with the new YouTube channel design. First of all, the customization is very poor. In the old one, no two channels were the same. Now, all channels have the same boring grey look. This new design does NOT keep people on the channel. In fact, it just drives them away.
> User finds an interesting channel > The user is forced to watch videos from the watch page > The user gets driven away by related videos > The user has completely lost the channel and forgotten all about it.
How does this keep the user on your channel? This makes no sense at all. The old channel design let you move things around however you liked. Now, you're limited to a few small options.
This channel design was not very good from the start, and at this rate it has no potential of being improved. Practically all I can do with my channel is change the background.
The YouTube employees have barely even acknowledged any negative feedback or suggestions. I understand that you can't answer each and every comment provided, but when 99.9% of the users are complaining and the staff does absolutely nothing, something is wrong.
I have noticed that you fixed a few MINOR problems. However, you have yet to even answer anything else. I'm getting the feeling that the YouTube employees are simply too lazy. You slap a crappy new design down and call it an improvement. Then you barely fix anything that's wrong and proceed to ignore all complaints. Why... ?
You are ignoring your own community. You introduce them to something new and they dislike it. You ignore the community and FORCE them to use it. You didn't even put up a poll. You simply shove this poorly-made design down our throats.
I'm going to be completely honest and say I would pay cash to have the old design back. I don't mind YouTube making money off of MY content, but forcing me to use this inferior design and still making a profit from my videos is simply too far. Please make this design optional. It would satisfy the vast majority of the community.