These new channel are TERRIBLE, in every single way!
I make my own backgrounds, and while they're not exactly art, they take a DAMN long time to make! This new channel design ruins hours and hours of hard work and preparation for my videos. These are BARELY customizable, to the point where almost all channels on youtube will look bland and boring, not to mention stifle the creativity of the user. As was pointed out above, where are the channel comments? I actually had to look pretty hard just to find one of the most important part of any channel! I gather feedback through channel comments, I like to know, at a glance, what people are thinking about my current project. I hate the way the new playlists look as well. I don't wanna go to someone's channel looking for a playlist and see a huge amount of thumbnails even before I open the damn thing, I wanna see.. ONE. SINGLE. THUMBNAIL. for any playlist, not 6!
As was stated above, EVERY SINGLE THING WITH THESE NEW CHANNELS ARE HORRIBLE!