Interesting point by Wil Wheaton in the post linked in the title. His issue is that YouTube has dropped the thumbs up/down buttons for a big G+ Like button. And the only time you can use it? You guessed it – if you have a Google+ account. In other words – you need Google+ to have your say in YouTube.
Now, in essence – there’s nothing wrong with this. Kind of like on Facebook where you can only “Like” a video, YouTube is Google’s Facebook Video…but just a lot bigger and better. But what’s wrong with it is that it’s a regression. Google didn’t go forward, they quite literally went backwards with this one. And that sucks. Especially when it’s their way of shoving a service down everyone’s throat.
I love Google+ but I love YouTube as well. And this? This is bad for YouTube, and I can’t agree with it. Bring back the multiple options, Google.
Mr. Wheaton gives his own reasons as well, so I suggest you hit that title and read his thoughts on the situation. He breaks it down really well.