Because I support the forum and the idea of floatplane. I don't want the forum going anywhere and I feel as if $3, even if it's not directly covering forum upkeep costs, is more helpful than someone viewing a video that has adblock on or for a fraction of the video. I know Youtube has changed and it's not what it used to be but your sacrificing your image, legacy, and general audience for more or the same amount of money is questionable in the long run. It's the whole die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Channels like Marques and Dave2D, they don't post daily mind you, pull in a greater sub to view ratio and don't use clickbait to this extent. Dave has elegant thumbnails and not directly misleading titles. But he is only supporting one person rather than a company so it's not completely apples to apples. I guess I would rather see less videos that are higher quality and well thought out than filler with paid promotions. But if that means keeping the doors open and forum up I guess that's the way it is.