Completely stupid, these tools are to make people think how easy is to start channel and make a lot of money. I have friends who are youtubers with more then 100k subs and they never achieved so much money.
That's true. I know a guy who has a channel he wanted to showcase to Vietnamese people translating and showing how certain things are like in the US.
He was looking into it, and man it's a lot of work you have to do and Youtube keeps taking more of the pie all the time. I think that's why so many of them ask you to directly support them on sites like Patreon or something like that. Furthermore I know he paid a relatively small amount to buy subscribers to make his mark of what was required.
All that said I guess my point is that I'm glad some people can make $$ on having a YT channel. But it's probably a lot of work where you're expected to upload something practically every other day or so. ..