In my opinion, it all about of the amount of the encouraged creators. New Monetization threshold will reduce this amount (percentage) because in order to start a YouTube channel, it will need to be a serious project owner. This possibility is not available to ordinary people but only to full-time people working as a free film producers, while the majority of current content creators are not full-time producers. Take for example, some youtubers works as auto mechanic and publishing videos about auto just as a tool to market their main business, promote their experience and gain money from Youtube Ads as well. Moreover, most vloggers are not full-time producers. This small amount of producers indeed will reflected on % of YTalkers. I believe, the majority of Small creators will not waste their times into building surrounding community and start editing efficient contents without getting any cents in return. Personally speaking, i believe 3$ per month is better than zero, in comparison to the effort and time consumed to reach the new monetization threshold. At least 3$ per month ( 36 per year ) can help small creator to buy a video editor app that be more efficient.