I was watching your SOTA meet up at pacifico mountain, and right in the middle you pointed out that you had tried several slick antennas but the old wire dipole was the best that day. That proves the point that your observations are strait from your experience and opinion not from what a sponsor wants you to say. If you were getting bucks to say something of course you would say the new whiz bang 2000 antenna was the best. So with that statement you got my respect. That is the worry of some of the big sponsor channels is they are not going to tell you an honest unbiased opinion, they are going to feed you the product they are being paid to push. We are all used to advertising but YT can be different after all it comes off as a club or friendly weekly chat to get the word out on a hobby and sometimes it is but it is also used by others as a biased stealth sales pitch. The upside as some have mentioned is getting HAM radio out there to more people and that is needed. The downside is possibly new HAMs being steered towards high priced gear so they overspend or don't get into the hobby because they think they need the new whiz bang 2000. One would do well to remember YT is not a charity organization it is a business and even if you put a video of your kittens online and don't want any money at all YT will get their advertising in there! Also beware of people who are supposedly doing unbiased reviews but never say anything negative about gear they were given to review.