Sounds like I missed out on a lot of these early glory days. I had heard of Vidme a while ago but didn't actually join until right around last Christmas when a fan of mine asked me if I had heard of the site. It kinda sparked my memory a bit so I decided to come on over.
When I joined I do recall none of the handy features we have today being available, though. I'm pretty sure my arrival predates the addition of the Politics video category, too.