Re: Im not impressed either
"Then to top it all off youtube doesnt work in the evenings without either degrading to a jumble of coloured blocks or severe buffering if you try to set it to a sane resolution"
The best trick I've found to deal with this problem, is a freeware java app called JDownloader.
It monitors your clipboard & parses downloadable files, so all you have to do is open your youtube clip & copy the URL. JDownloader then wibbles through the page & offers to download the highest resolution version of the clip it can find.
I consider it to be the restoration of the "buffer all before playing" option that youtube removed a while back.