A thing you should be conscious about. It's just not posible for many users and communities based on, nor helped by YT to go on with this new design, It's like,kill them. I would like to think that this thing with the lack of list friends were an error or a kind of beta version. It can't be posible. Whether the design is good or bad, besides the mainly content, the videos, youtube is one of the biggest and complex forums that exist. Throw this away, I can't find an answer.