Austin_D Thanks for the cheers and comments.
Welcome to the clack!
To be honest, I myself had some doubts about this series, which is why I shared it here.
The way I see this series (and same with forum posts, including this one), is that different people have different opinions. All these opinions are shared for a reason, some of them for money. I share my on this forum because I enjoy the community and I've known personally (even if remotely) many of the participants, so it's the "my human friends" factor. On YouTube, often time people share their opinion for money. The more activity (=new videos of the "favorite" length and video which have received enough watches) they have, the more YT suggestions algorithm puts them in front of casual viewers, in a "you need money to make money" spiral.
The more time it passes, the more I become intolerant about YouTube. I think Google has made the place a horrible one. Sure, there are some great people there, and this Daria might be one of them (another one is the guy running Veritasium, and another one is Phil Best, yet another is our own @David B ). However, the way that YT works and produces revenue with advertising is absolutely abysmal and foster the worse behaviors. For example, I posted a video of myself playing the original version (no arrangement) of Muzio Clementi's Sonatina Op. 36. Somebody claimed its copyright and said to me "we'll run ads on your video and we'll get the money". They would not make much money since my playing is less than average and my audience is small. If it were YT saying "we'll run ads to pay for the platform", I'll accept it, but this is a third party who has done absolutely nothing. YT just ignores the problem and does not review disputes, just gives the knife in the hand to the guy who has more power, because the bigger power they get, the more they post, attracting more people (and the worse YT becomes). So I deleted the video. I will record a better version and post it on Vimeo instead. I will probably do the same with my future other technical videos of the DIY hybrid project and post only one other video explaining the situation and telling the (handful 🤣) of subscribers I have on YT to follow me there instead. Smaller community, better place (like the 'clack vs the 'world).
Sorry for the rant, I should probably delete it… anyway my point is that I don't watch stuff on YouTube much anymore, and to the ones who do, I strongly encourage them to be super-critical about why one is publishing stuff, especially when it's lots of material.