Are you on stupid pills or what. I am retired and never uploaded any videos to youtube to make money.How much were you getting, $100 a year? Meh. You cannot live on this. Should be at least - at least - $3K/mo to leave the day job. so far I have 470 subscribers and about 2100 hours for the last 12 months. So... YouTube's limits are reasonable, I'd say. They probably spent more money processing and sending all those $100 checks than they were getting from advertisers. My local library abandoned late fees, because they figured it was costing them more to keep the staff and software and the office to charge people than they were getting from the fees. As a result, people keep books for longer, I could not get a book I wanted so had to buy one.