I have tried the new channel design and I completely dislike it. The interface is difficult to navigate and most of the features like the subscriber list and the friends list and playlist sections seem to be absent. I think the new channel is HORRIBLE because you cannot see the user's background very well and not at all on some channels as its blocked out. Please keep the current channel designs as they are because they are fine and there is NOTHING wrong with the current design. The current channel design (V2.0 I think its known as) is much easier to navigate and it makes the user channels more unique in appearence as well as you CAN see the background where availible. If you must introduce the new channel design as compulsory, could you PLEASE leave the original channel design as an option? As then users of YouTube can have a choice of which design they prefer/want to use rather than be forced to use the new channel design.