How about instead of forcing us who would actually leave Youtube over this, let us all decide what we want? Clearly, if you read all the posts about feedback, 99% of people hate it and are very angry. We want to keep our friends, subs and comments on our pages like they always have been and we want to keep our customization. It's funny how you talk about progress when that couldn't be further from the truth. The truth is, the real progress was the last upgrade since we were able to watch all the videos from the channel and not have to be brought to the video page.
Also, many of us have been on YouTube for years and it's not right and not fair to force us to use this new horrible design which most people hate. Please take us into consideration. We deserve better than this. The new look is an abomination. Whoever designed it clearly has severe issues. DO NOT force us to use the new design. A lot of people will be leaving YouTube if we are being forced.