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This is correct assuming that most subscribers are premium users which is not the case. Putting a paywall between 4K content and audience will not send more money to content creators. Unless Google gives a larger percentage of the premium revenue to creators, I don't see a reason to keep uploading 4K content.Watching 4k would imply the user pays for premium, and premium pays some out to creators instead of showing ads (depending on content watched)...
At least, that's my understanding. It's supposed to pay out better than ads.
Perhaps if they limited all users to 480P, that would be more effective in pushing people to upgrade to Premium. Again, if content creators are not seeing an increase in their income, they have no incentive to continue uploading more than 1080P. The vast majority of videos are played on handheld devices.