You can't make a career out of 27,000 subscribers.
Actually if you monitize your videos, the hits/watches are what make the money, not how many sub's you have. I'd say the number of people watching is (extremely conservative) at least ten times that. And a quarter million views on average per video when you make several a week certainly can be a career.
I watch a lot of stuff on yt but subscribe to nothing.
I like avgn, but he's one of the originals of his types of videos. Just like TV and movies, the original just seems better (even if in reality its probably not) mostly cause everything after feels like a ripoff.