It’s a daunting task to figure out what constitutes acceptable content for advertisers and what doesn’t. The shear volume of content uploaded daily to YouTube makes the job impossible for humans. With that being the case, they have to put in some controls.
I take no pleasure in smaller creators not being able to monetize until they reach an acceptable audience size for YouTube, but 10,000 views seems reasonable to me. Even if you were to get paid for the first 10,000 views, you’re looking at very small amounts… less than $35.
If you can’t hit 10,000 LIFETIME views on all your videos, it’s probably not a viable channel from a revenue perspective.