I'm happy to see that you resolved that problem.
As far as YouTube overall, for all intents and purposes they're shooting themselves in the foot. From everything I've seen they've been openly hostile to most of their creators, even the more prominent ones, by taking away income and trying to be advertiser-friendly, as if only the ad buyers matter and the content producers are just freeloaders or something (if anyone is freeloading, it's YouTube).
I thought about starting a YouTube channel reviewing anime and maybe doing tutorials but meh, why bother now? Track a couple of smaller YouTube channels on Social Blade, for instance. You'll notice that growth is slow compared to the rate that channels of comparable size saw just a few years ago. They've set up new recommendations algorithms and such.