I wonder what the actual number of people watching and commenting are people who just turned off the DIY network, like 90%? There's a facebook page called woodworking crazy I think, some page that literally just steals videos from youtube and changes the format to not show who does the work. They posted a video from Kyle Toth, when he turned his segmented doughnut, most the comments were negative because people didn't see a kreg jig and milk paint. Of course it was a random wood doughnut, but to be able to do that takes some damn skill, probably didn't help it wasn't made from pallets either.
I absolutely love Graham's work! Yes, he works with inexpensive material but, I don't live there and don't know what's available to him. He still applies proper techniques and pays attention to detail. I'm not a primarily handtool guy but, appreciate his work as it's about the work, not the material being used.
Sound words to those in the same boat as many of us here! Quit clicking on those build X on 10 bucks worth of CL tools and pallet wood videos