I agree. When I got serious about my channel, one of the first things I did was make an intro - I thought you were supposed. But as I watched other channels I found the intros were a waste of time, and made me click away, or at least fast forward the vid. If you do a quick blurb about what the vid will be about, then have a 2 or 3 second intro (flashing your logo or something), and get into the meat of the vid, it might be ok. The folks with 20 and 30 second videos get tiring real quick. I am not watching multiple vids in a row, if I get assaulted by someone's intro. I moved my intro to the end, and an outro. Then dumped it completely. (well, did a total redesign and cut the time in half).My opinion may go against the grain here but I find introductions to videos put me off. I feel it makes people look self-important and celebrity like when really they're just on YouTube (I love YouTube- it's great, but people get bigheaded fast)! I think viewers like me just want to see the content, not some bore droning on about insignificant guff "Hey guys, this is____ and why not take a look in the ____. And Can I tell you a little bit about my dying cat?" No. Just get the video, thanks.
But this is just me and the people who do these annoying intros have A LOT more subscriptions than I'll ever get so what do I know. Peace.
I do not watch the opening credits of a TV show, why would I watch opening credits to a YT vid?