Be sure to sign that... 35,000+ signatures already. But will Google care? No. If they could, they would wipe their **bleep** with that petition. This is pretty much the worst change to Youtube. Heh.
Well, Youtube has never been 'great' considering Google bought them in what, 2008? Pretty amazing stuff back in 2006 but they had a really great thing going on then. Go to any 2nd rate porn site and you can preview a vid with a mouseover(not that I would know). Can't do that on Youtube, or get decent search results or see video ratings. Of course, all these drawbacks causes the frustrated user to continue clicking on each video, which must keep advertisers very happy. But I guess that also earns more money for people who can make money off vids.
I really wish more sites would take this monetization for videos thing and run with it. No idea why people stuck with Youtube for so long.