Youtube forcing ads?

I use Firefox and uBlock Origin, so I never see any ads on YT. I prefer to support L1T and others directly on patreon. That way, L1T have a small modicum of known cash flow whether YT does something stupid or not.

Plus, I'll never watch even a single dollar's worth of ads on L1T, so they get a LOT more money from my patreon compared to my ad consumption.