Arrgh very very angry! YouTube has begun automatically enabling those infinitely annoying & bothersome pre-roll ads that force you to watch at least part of them before an actually video starts.
I hate those ads! Maybe if they were only shown briefly at a selectable point in a really long video like a short commercial, they might be tolerable. Always having them right at the beginning, before you see a single second of the actual video you want to see, is infuriating, especially when the video itself is short.
I guess YouTube's research or statistics showed that the extra income from those ads outweighs the number of people who abandon videos altogether when one of those ads starts to play. Well it sure isn't worth it to me! I would disable that style of ads across all of my accounts if I could, but I can't. It has to be done on a video-by-video basis and it's easy to miss or forget.
So, my apologies in advance to anyone who sees one of those reels of crap on any of my videos. I didn't put them there.