I'm fine with people making money to an extent. I'm not fine with everyone selling themselves like prostitutes just to gain a tiny bit of recognition or more suscribers..
things like that are so ridiculous, yet it's everywhere and it's the norm nowadays. can't help but laugh at all of this. Personally I could probably double or triple the amount of suscribers I got by actually put time into my vids and edit them a bit instead of just uploading my fraps, by choosing mainstream music (loldubstep) instead of my own personal (and otaku/weird) Touhou tastes, by asking people to pleasepleasepleasesuscribeomgpleasecommentpleasethumbsup. ie: by selling my soul.
I believe money ruins video games if it becomes the crux of creating content (ie stuff like Athene/swifty and all the other wannabes cf braindeadly belligerentz etc). It's supposed to be something done by geeks, for geeks, not some kind of industry. Nostalgia ? Yes. Most video games nowadays are shit because they only try to create a product rather than creating a piece of art, which is what video game making was in the beginning (with some exceptions, of course!). The same things applies to the community, it's totally retarded now that it's a mass of money hungry worms instead of geeks having a good time.
Then, of course, there's the legal argument - I'm not sure it's really legal to put ads on a video game stream unless you have explicit permission from the game editor. You're basically exploiting their commercial rights over the game. Youtube, for example, went the safe route, and denies you the possibility of using ads on your video games vids (I know because I tried). Not a legal domain I'm particularly good at, I don't really know the US laws about that, so won't talk about this too much, but if it seems not to be legal on videos, I don't really see hwy it would be legal on streams. This mostly goes under the radar for now though..