My tale is not much different than many of yours. Funny you should bring it up as I was just thinking of listing a few things on there this week. But because of all the changes in recent years I don't ever see myself going back to Ebay as my only or main venue.
Same here. I've sold there for a couple of years. The fees get higher and higher and the scammers get worse. Ebay's stock is down, down, down. Buyers and sellers alike are leaving in droves. The fees are going up once again at the end of this month. With "best match", "seller ratings", and all the other stupid changes, it is no longer a venue for small time sellers. All across the discussion boards, people are complaining and leaving for good. Sales in vintage are definitely not up or in any other category. I am moving all of my inventory to Etsy by the end of this month. I pay hundreds of dollars a month to eBay for fees and I am just not doing it any more. (plus paypal fees) Final value fees are going up to 12% for clothing items. WOW! BTW, you CAN accept other forms of payment, you just can't advertise it in your listings. It's just plain dumb and WRONG.