I don't find the way people are recording thier explores an issue at all, however I do also belive it takes more of a "knack" to film a Youtube video than it does to take photos.
You can skim across a report with naff pictures, you can't really with a video. Who wants to hear you and your makes heavy breathing? people are often more selective about what they post when its a picture. Oh, and the fact they show entry half the time.
Now a GOOD video is fine, no more than 2 or 3 minutes, highlights of an explore, and well narrated rather than shitty drum N bass.
If we saw more of those, the ban on solely video reports may not have come along. The reason we allow "hybrid" types is to enable both interests.
Essentially, if there's no thought put into the video of its quality, or awareness of its effect on the wider community, I have no time for it.
Can photos still have the same effect? to an extent yes, but its also a lot easier to moderate if it needs to be.