I am hoping to come here and at least hear about channels that haven't been kicked in the teeth with this change, but I haven't seen any yet. Every channel I know, many much larger than my channel have nothing but bad news to tell.
We all know the bottom line here is money and I think many of us suspect this is a way for Youtube to stifle and control the advertising revenue and place the majority of advertising dollars on the most "compelling" videos. I think many channels that ARE compelling are going to be affected very negatively by this as a side-effect. What a Frankenstein experiment this is.