Weirdly, my favorite TGWTG people are either people who barely review things and just do comedy videos (Nash, although he does do those Doctor Who videos) or do analytical reviews (Leon Thomas, JesuOtaku, some of Todd's reviews). I actually consider Todd to be one of the best music critics out there right now, regardless if the reviews are wrapped around a comedy video.
Todd's reviews are great because they are reviews, even if he takes the piss a lot. I quite enjoyed some of the Nostalgia Chick's stuff, until she started to go all over the place with that Dark Nella/Maven of the Eventide shite. I don't much like what JesuOtaku I've seen, even when I agree with her opinions, as she's quite safe and bland. I prefer to get my anime reviews from Sage's Anime Abandon segment, even if he is catastrophically wrong about Grave of the Fireflies.
The Cinema Snob and Brow's Held High are my favourite segments of channel awesome these days.
Also, the whole thing that coalesced into Spoony "leaving" was extremely uncomfortable to watch. I saw that shit happen live on Twitter as it was happening. Its a bit of a long story to tell, but TGWTG/Channel Awesome was absolutely, 100% right in their decision to part ways with Spoony (there's also no conspiracy on Channel Awesome's part as to why it happened. If you were there to see it happening, you know why Spoony's no longer apart of the site and its almost entirely his doing).
Spoony's a wreck and they had no choice but to fire him from a pure business point of view, but I couldn't help but cheer Spoony on for the most part. ChannelAwesome has become gradually more cliquey as the years have gone by, and less funny as a result. Thus it was hilarious for me to read Spoony's attacks on some of them, even if they were the product of a mental breakdown. At least Spoony - rarely - still puts out top-drawer material. I couldn't help but chuckle at his sarcastic non-apologies directed at JesuOtaku and Obscurus Lupa:
I mean, god, I made a bad joke. I'm fucked up. @JesuOtaku, @Obscurus_Lupa, I'm sorry already. Please take my penis. Burn it.
This is perhaps my favourite exchange from the whole affair:
I beat Checkers with a hose and he looked at me so confused. ADORABLE! =^-^=
Animal abuse! LOL!
I've learned my lesson about what kind of humor's appropriate now!
I can beat a cat with a hose, but I can't rape it. Gotcha.
. Funnier and more perceptive than anything Oscurus Lupa has created, anyway.