For years I have preferred content posted to vimeo, though I have not used it myself for hosting. For many years I have had better luck with their player than youtube’s.
I have tried youtube myself on the rare occasion every 3 or 4 years, but it has always been a garbage experience.
If I post a video properly labeled, tagged, relevant description, etc. the video never gets associated with videos related to the same subject. Right when I would post something the “Recommended” list would have some relevant videos, but given some amount of time, the entirety of the “Recommended” list would have absolutely nothing related to the video I posted. For example if I posted a Blender Cycles related video with matching tags, the entire recommended list would be a bunch of random garbage that had nothing to do with it.
Any more I just use it for unlisted videos for embedding elsewhere.
Random youtube bans/locks, de-listing, demonetization, almost never seems to happen to big media/big corporate accounts. I have no doubt there is a hidden “VIP” flag enabled for some accounts so things like demonetization bots, or DMCA takedowns will never cause a problem.