I've been an Apple guy since I was a teenager, but man, the way they've been gatekeeping music the last few years really rubs me the wrong way (I'd love to just play the music I purchased through Bandcamp on my phone, but I can't even BUY it through my phone, much less download it). The cloud is great for what it does, but I'm not a fan of subscription services where the service itself is viewed as the product, rather than the blood, sweat, and tears of the creative work that makes up the content (here's looking at you, Spotify). A friend and coworker of mine, a programmer, was a diehard Apple user who switched to an Android phone basically out of spite. He's dead now.
(No, seriously, he did die, for reasons completely unrelated to his choice of smartphone, but he had a dark sense of humor and really would have appreciated the joke there. Forgive me.)
But poor YouTube. One more sad attempt to get anybody to pay for their premium service. Sorry, Google, but we all started using it before there were any ads, and videos capped at 10 minutes. Nobody wants to pay you money to remove the ads that we didn't need to be there in the first place.
I'm not sure if I've really responded directly to what you're dealing with, Craig, but I was certainly ready to get up on my soapbox and whine this morning! May your Minidisc player live a long and productive life.