Youtube Rant

If you use Youtube on a regular basis, you may have noticed that there have been some changes recently. Some of these changes are a new layout to the subscriptions module for the homescreen, a bar at the bottom of each video with your subscriptions, and a default feature that goes to your next subscription automatically after one video is done playing.
I am not a fan of these features. The bar was incredibly in the way, and made it harder to navigate the page. Every time you moved your mouse over the bottom of the page, a big window would come up and block the description and comments. There is a way to turn this off, using AdBlock Plus (http://mobitureblog.squarespace.com/mobiture/2010/7/30/remove-the-youtube-playlist-bar-how-to.html)

Also, the auto-advance feature is pretty annoying (and I haven’t found a way to turn it off without the bar) because I don’t want my video going off to the next one. I like to read the comments after the video’s done playing.
Basically, the reason for this rant is that many people have been complaining about the new YouTube features. Why doesn’t Google just keep things the same and focus on bug fixes (and other things) before changing around the UI?

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