"Small youtubers get screwed!" Not at all true. Again people don't seem to understand how this works. It is based on minutes watched on a per Red user basis. So example, let's say you're a smaller Youtuber with 5000 subs. Of those 5000 subs, you have like, 50 Red subs, which is optimistic but hey. Those 5000 subs, assuming they were watching every one of your videos religiously, still not making you much because ultimately you can't make a lot of money from 5000 ad views per video. Those 50 red subs however are also watching all your content and sure, they're watching other stuff to, but they're watching enough of yours to give you a good piece of the pie. You end up with maybe a buck from each of em. Doesn't sound like a lot but considering you were earning sweet f-all from their ad views to begin with its FAR FAR more than you would have gotten otherwise. "This is a rich get richer!" situation? Again the maths only holds up on that if channels had an equally consistent ratio of Red users to Free users, which is not going to be the case because demographics exist. Older people are more likely to buy Red, younger people are not. Channels with large young audiences will benefit less from Red than channels with older audiences with more disposable income. The sub money is split via minutes watched, not by view numbers. While it is more likely that a larger channel will have more Red subs overall than a smaller one will, there is nothing at all stopping a smaller channel from producing long-form compelling content that gets a good number of minutes watched per month per Red user. If anything, Red is an equaliser, it helps small channels far more than the current ad supported system does and why wouldn't it? It's for all intents and purposes the same as a Patreon model, except your monthly lump sum contribution is split amongst the channels you watch based on how much you watched them. I repeat, on how much YOU WATCHED THEM, NOT on how many views their videos got. Red benefits channels that have grown dedicated audiences that they can hook in for long videos, regularly. If you can't do that, regardless of your channel size, then you have bigger problems. Small niche, passion-driven channels stand to benefit greatly from this if they play their cards right.