I can't stand it. As a long time Youtube user I was recently forced to either join google+ or delete my youtube account and just lurk (not be able to do anything but "like" or "dislike" a video) so I just deleted my channel. While I'm not really much of a troll, I really don't want my personal identity all over the internet with google+ which seems like what's happening. Perhaps I'm wrong but there doesn't really seem to be a way to avoid that. Now, I'm guessing that my gmail account is going to be the same way. I'll be forced to link my gmail to google+. I think google has gone way to far.