As a loyal account holder, I would like to file a complaint. I understand the process of marketing and advertising, but it is now getting ridiculous.
As I am likely not the only one experiencing this certain distaste of your advertising methods, I would ask you very nicely to please refrain from putting the option of whether or not I would "Watch your video UNINTERRUPTED after choosing one ad:", and then giving me a choice between one to three commercials that run for over a minute, or watching one/two video breaks. It is annoying, inconvenient, disruptive, and quite frankly starting to tick me off. I ask a simple question; What was wrong with the other way of putting commercials in/on/ around a video, whether it be at the beginning or the end of the video, or NOT AT ALL? The only type of ads/commercials I think anyone really can tolerate are the kind that you can skip after five seconds.
I do believe it is not hard to advertise when you put an ad on the homepage, the videos, user pages, etc. You advertise live feeds of news, speeches, award ceremonies, etc, etc, on the homepage. You put election ads next to every video I've ever watched during election times. The asenine 'Hit this and win...' ads. The dating site ads. RELIGIOUS and POLITICAL ads. Credit card ads. Bank ads. Car ads. Movie promos/previews. ETC, ETC, ETC. You have offically attained a level of marketing like MYspace did. It was EVERYWHERE.
Also, a quick note. As I can not actually contact YouTube through some kind of 'Contact Us', 'Email Us', or any other way of such communication between the servers and the users, I had to come here (asenine method yet again) and join a group(asenine) and then post this, which I am quite sure will get ignored, deleted, or reported as spam or some such thing. To delete this post, would be un-American (which I am an American) and an infringement upon my right to FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Not a threat. Not implying anything, but I will find it very offensive and rude.
The only thing I am saying in all of this is; Either give the users the option of turning the ads that show up in the video OFF, or make to where all the ads/commercials have the option to skip after five seconds. Thank you and have a nice day.