I know this firsthand. OK, seriously....I've done demos on youtube. Some of them have quite a few views. (I think the one I did on Tony Iommi's pickups has over 12000 views. If only that many people would check out one of my songs! ) I mean...you MIGHT get a gist. But people do amps, guitars, pickups...problem is that sound quality is rarely fantastic unless it was done in a studio, and even then...as soon as the video is uploaded compression is applied to the audio. So no. I think it's kind of cool just to see what people DO with the gear, but youtube isn't a good resource at all as far as "this is what this piece of gear sounds like." What's your take on this?