Re: Let's discuss the "Who killed the brickfilming community?" article
Whether it's a detail of enough importance to bother criticizing or not, I'd say the headline certainly qualifies as clickbait. And dishonest clickbait, at that. The brickfilming community is not "dead," nor is there a particular person or people you can blame for whatever changes you don't like because the landscape of internet video has changed so dramatically over the last 12 years or so. You were transparently doing it to get attention. Clickbait.
As far as my own hot take on the matter, I think the notion that most people think the period they were most involved was the best period is typically the case, unless you're trusting others who speak lovingly of their own perceived "golden age." My own personal impression would have been that the 2004-2008 time period was the golden age, shortly before YouTube really took off.
A brickfilm with comparatively high production values used to be a twice-a-year occurrence when I joined the community in 2001, and now there are several per week produced at that level. There is just so much mediocre-or-better content being published on the Internet now, and so many different channels for putting it out there, that the slightly more manageable, curated way things used to work isn't possible anymore.