I don't like when people link videos because they usually don't give a description of what they're posting, just the link. Youtube doesn't tell you what the video is about if you hover the link either, so you have to click it and risk getting trolled. When the video is embedded on the page you can see what it's about before clicking.
Yeah in all honestly this is just SI being stubborn and having to have it his way and not being open to discussion or at least trying, which is how he has always been. If this forum truly wants to move forward, which they have already started to do with bring the accounts PSD Team to the forum, then they should look at a change of leadership. We all know any one person or group being in-charge for to long is never a good thing.
At least give the members a chance to mess up and not just assume they will abuse something.