One irritating thing about the Google/MS spat is YouTube's poor performance on WP8 devices.
Here's something that can make the YouTube viewer's life a little more pleasant. Open links almost directly in MetroTube instead of having to watch them in Internet Explorer. Occasionally a clicked link opens YouTube in IE which is not a good viewing experience. Go to this page and follow the instructions to alleviate this problem to a great extent.
http://metrotubeapp.com/openinmetrotub…