You know in all honesty we cant keep up the "Catalog" style forever. At the rate were going it won't last long either.
I agree with the deletion of videos however there should be restrictions. It's the only way to solve an ongoing problem.
Afterall its ok to delete the video as long as the database entry remains right? Atleast with that data its still being catalog'd just without the video for download anymore.
Could easily regain tons of HD space by deleting extremely old videos with a star scale of (some number to be chosen) or less and keep the entries. If the people who are still members have noticed their vid is not on amyore and they care enough, they could just re-upload it themselves again regardless. I see no reason to keep extremely old videos on the servers for download when no ones downloading them and the aren't really worthy quality wise anyways. I'd even opt to have 2 to 3 of mine taken down while keeping the entry data.
"The people cannot be [...] always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to [...] the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to public liberty. What country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned [...] that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants."-Thomas Jefferson