It looks like Google has got the upperhand for now with regard to the channel design change, only due to the fact that most people don't realise the power of unity and have simply given up protesting, especially after the change went ahead. So before you leave us (you will eventually understand who US is) no choice but to organise a world wide boycott in the not to distant future, I would like to make one last effort to get through to you all. I believe in COOPERATION and not conflict.
First, when you bought YouTube, you did not buy just any internet site, you bought a site that was grown by the public. So our protests are absolutely justified.
There is a way out where all parties can be satisfied. This goes back to our original proposal - Why don't you offer two types of channels -
1. Standard TV like channels like you have given us currently that are free of charge. These type of channels would be suited to people who don't look at their channel as a social networking channel but purely as a TV like platform for their videos, like the big partner channels (Vevo, Disney ect)
2. Social networking channels identical to the channels we had before the 8th of March. These channels would be offered to the public for say 99 cents a month (heck, I would pay double that amount for my own personally customized channel / website) and in exchange would be free of advertising, just like some sites offer advertisment free surfing if you buy a membership. Do you think that people would not be willing to pay a small fee in exchange for their own personalized channel / website where not only can they socially network with their friends via e-mail, channel comments and YouTube's version of Twitter (post to feed), but they can also share YouTube videos, upload their entire collection of home videos to their channel and organise their entire music collection into playlists on their channels (beat that Facebook).
If you were to showcase the previous design YouTube channels like they are showcased in my playlist on my channel, there is ABSOLUTELY no reason why YouTube could not have as many active channels as Facebook has active users.
This way everyone is happy and YouTube could bring in additional billions of dollars just from channel memberships. Why don't you hold a YouTube poll and inform all channel owners about the poll via a banner at the top of all channels like you informed all channel owners about the 7th of March switch? Please consider this win / win proposal seriously. We would like our channels back and we are serious about getting them back.