So, I don't know if anyone will see this, but the main issue that I have with the new layout is the inability to discover new content. Sure, in the snazzy new homepage you have your recommended videos and the spotlighted videos, and that's fine. But those videos already have an audience. Many already have over 100,000 views, if not more. And many, I've already watched, or would have watched, without you telling me to. So those sections really aren't what I want to browse through for the majority of my time on YouTube.
The Browse feature doesn't help either. It has the same problem as the
homepage, where you only show me the types of videos that I've watched
before, or immensely popular videos that I either have little interest
in watching, or have already watched. You only have the options of
searching through the *most* viewed, *most* liked, *top* favorited
videos, and that is super frustrating to me, because the most popular
videos on YouTube are *not* what I want to search through.
There seems to be no way to randomly stumble across a brand new video or channel unless you're specifically searching for that topic. I rarely know what I'm searching for until I find it, though. I don't want to be spoon-fed the videos that you think I'll like just because I've watched other similar videos before. That will get *so* boring, *so* very quickly. I want *variety* on YouTube, to be able to discover new talents, expand my horizons, just watch normal people. I feel as though you're trying to steer me to the professional, mainstream, established names that are covered in your advertisements, when I'd much rather watch the small time diamond-in-the-ruff. In the past, YouTube was all about the little guy, allowing the voice of everyone to be heard on an equal playing field. If your video was creative, funny, or entertaining, you'd get the viewers, even if you'd just started. Now, I feel as though corporations are trying to make YouTube into MoneyIncTube. The average uploader has been pushed to the far corner where no one can see them and they'll never get a chance to shine.