Of course the owner of the biggest kids niche MCN is going to tell us that everything will be ok in a year or two... her company's livelihood depends on it. She hasn't slept because she's probably been making the same empty promises to her clients and advertisers. There are zero signs that anything positive is coming. YouTube has not taken any opportunity that they could have to provide us with promise of a light at the end of the tunnel. (P.S. Melissa - watermarks can be a significant source of subs and there are very unique ways of using them that you should probably be educating your clients about).