So I had posted that YouTube was getting a little too greedy – trying to push ads which my browser dutifully blocks. I pay for the net connection I should be able to treat traffic as I see fit. Most of it blocked at the browser level or application layer – however really egregious stuff gets blocked at the firewall level network level.
So color me surprised – the powers that be at Google and YouTube must have heard people bitching like crazy because now videos just start playing, no delay. Interesting.