I really don't have the patience any more, and don't know who to blame first: Google or Adobe.
It happens across all web browsers, all variety of operating systems and Adobe Flash versions I've tried in any and all circumstances (and believe me, I tried them all!)
Loading up a video always plays the 360p stream by default, which suites me just fine. When clicking the full-screen button, the stream changes to 480p. So I have to change it back and watch as the whole stream needs to be re-cached even if it previously fully loaded (only happens the first time I click the full-screen button, of course). Page refreshes don't help me get back the previously fully loaded 360p stream, and if I try to click the full-screen button before the stream buffers, it doesn't change 360p to 480p; it changes to 720p!
And yet I can't seem to find people proclaiming a public lynch on whichever idiot let this slide ever since the "new" YouTube player was rolled out! What-the-hell?!
Please, anyone, please tell me this isn't the sound of my mind blowing to pieces and there is something I could do about it. A script, a life? xD
I use YouTube at least 20 times a day, seriously; if I could I'd give it up a long time ago, but I can't.
Perhaps I should also mention that I don't have an account on the site because Google forces linking their IDs with YouTube accounts, even when connecting with Facebook, lol, and I ain't using anything Google "account-related" even if it costs me my life.