Re: Would it have been too much to ask
It sounds like the riot has started in your head.
The argument is over preferential treatment for video, not banking apps or Facebook. Traditional peering does not work well for high volume low latency services, like video. So they build their own networks or buy direct connections to the major ISPs. The barrier to building your own YouTube is already pretty high.
Like many activists you just don't understand how the internet works.