Using favorites in YouTube requires a google+ account now?

Am I crazy, or does it seem like google actually changed their policy/requirements so that adding videos to your favorites or viewing your favorites now requires a google+ account? I forget what I was doing the other day, but I noticed that a popup came up saying I need to update my channel. I found no way to opt out of it since it looked like it was forcing me to sign up w/ G+, so after completing it, I just deleted my profile

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But now it seriously looks like I can't add a video to my favorites, (just a drunk Indianapolis fan by the way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTCKZouEsKY) or view any of my old ones without creating a G+ account again. Someone please tell me I'm crazy, and I'm missing something...