~Makin people mad~Barley might own the channel, but the popularity it's garnered isn't his alone. When SnB was just beginning, I seem to recall there wasn't much other content on NewfZ other than a few bizarre Resident Evil shorts (currently MIA except for one). Essentially everything it has now (subscribers, views, partnership, followers on other social media sites) is due to SnB and SnB alone. Since the series on hiatus, it would seem apropos for them to do their own things on their own channels since that's what they said they wanted do. That's what Spike did, at least, but Barley continues on through NewfZ, a channel that built itself upon SnB.
If you want me to go ahead and say it straight out, then I will: I think Barley is taking advantage of the success brought about by Spike and Barley, and yes, there is money involved. Sorry to say, but the reality is that very, very few of us would be watching these Barley Plays today had it not been for Spike. At the end of the day, Barley can do whatever the hell he wants to do with the SnB channel, but it's hard not to say that he's riding on the success of a different venture he created with someone else.
My heart goes out to Spike, because I think he really deserves a lot more recognition than he's getting under these circumstances.