I must congratulate YouTube for doing this, it makes YouTube a much more user-friendly experience. Now the thumbs up/thumbs down option is not so glaring as the star rating was. I wonder if this old post on the YouTube blog helped make this decision. YouTube has gotten a complete makeover, and I mostly enjoy it.
There’s still some things I’ll have to get used to, but it seems to load much faster now on my laptop, which is a good thing.