People who say "YouTube is nothing but drama" are the ones causing drama. I constantly see YouTubers make videos about the fact that the platform is not what it used to be, that they can't make the videos they want to make anymore 'cause the platform has changed and people are only using click bait.
I'm so sick of hearing it. Has the platform changed? Sure, more people are on the platform, more people are "becoming famous" and more people are causing fights. But does this mean that you as a creator have to be a part of it?
I experience NO drama on my channel. I watch NO channels where there is drama involved. People I watch still make the same kinds of videos as when I first started watching them. Nothing has changed!
Viewers and creators complain about drama all the time and it's so frustrating to listen to. If I made a video saying "YouTube is not what it used to be" and then complain about all the negative things about the platform and how people only watch clickbait etc, then I'm sure a lot of my viewers would agree and write comments about how it was better many years ago before YouTube "blew up".
But guess what? WE are the ones who make YouTube what it is. One channel causing drama does not mean that my channel is all about drama. 10 channels causing drama does not mean that I have to subscribe to and watch those 10 channels! It's such a non-problem and I hate that so many people are getting caught up in it.
Don't like drama? Don't watch or contribute to drama.
To all creators - make the videos you want to make.
To all viewers - watch the videos that you want to watch.
It's not rocket science.
No, my video about baking cookies might not get as many views as a video titled "THE DAY I ALMOST DIED 'CAUSE MY CAT DROVE THE CAR". But guess what? My video wouldn't get more views if the cat video didn't exist. So it literally does not affect me whatsoever.
It's no secret that clickbait videos get a lot of views. If that's what you want to do and how you want to run your channel then be my guest. Human behavior has always been the same regardless of the platform or even before the internet existed. You think newspaper headlines weren't meant to sound interesting and sell issues? Come on. So why are people acting so butt hurt and surprised?
Just do your thing! If making good content is not enough for you then choose a different path. But don't go complaining to your viewers that the platform is all about drama and clickbait these days 'cause in my humble opinion, that's simply not true.