The icon in my bookmarks, and the new tab in which I opened this feedback page, both say "Updates to your Homepage." MY homepage??? Uh, no, thank you. I consider my channel my "homepage" at Youtube, not the corporate billboard which, we have been informed, is now the only legitimate topic for discussion on this thread. I avoid the Youtube "Homepage" by going directly to my channel which I have bookmarked. I have also bookmarked dozens of other channels and videos. In this way, I am using my bookmarks to "back-up" my playlists and FRIENDS, since I expect Youtube will manage to lose them all when it forces my channel into the new design on March 7. I will survive, but I promise you I will not be a happy camper.
What I will miss most will be the "Player View" option for viewing videos right on my channel page. I have notice that some people with the "New Design" still have limited "Player View" for playing ""favorites" only. Most "new design" channels do not appear to have a "Player View" option at all.
Of course. Google considers this an "improvement." It is not an improvement.
One more thing -- Youtube stopped adding to the total channel views number on my channel, close to a week ago. Maybe it is because I posted some nasty comments about certain corporate public-relations types who have been assigned to keep us "informed"?