So it's come down to this!
It started gradually. With little things. Changing the whole format of the Youtube and Blogger pages for the worse, degrading both look and functionality. Then constantly harassing you every time you sign in, nagging and nagging "We don't like your name ... would you like(?!) to change it?" On and on and on.
Then - without asking you of course - they set up a shell G+ account under your identity.
Then they stop you from commenting on Youtube.
Then they stop you from adding or removing from your Blogroll.
Then they stop you from 'liking' or even subscribing to other Youtubers.
What next in the litany of coercion? Not much hope that the EU will grow a pair and help those of us who aren't just happy to knuckle under and do Google's bidding as willing pawns in their Advertising Empire.
If this is my last post here, I won't be surprised.
Goodbye, and thank-you to any who have commented.