This 2014 prediction from an anonymous Rusetsy reader (with permission):
Maybe the sellers who are commenting on the Forums regarding the shambles that Chad & Co. have made out of Etsy, haven’t noticed that suddenly they all have a lot of time on their hands. In other words, they are doing so little business in their shops, that they can actually sit at their computers and speculate with others similarly situated as to why it is that their sales have dropped like a lead balloon. Face it folks, it’s comforting to have a bunch of people with you on the Titanic as it’s going down, but it’s still the Titanic. I was kind of surprised that the Admins haven’t quashed the rebellion, but then I realized that party season doesn’t end till sometime in the middle of January. That goes for those folks over at stopfakes.com too. I think that the new “guidelines” aren’t going to be the only thing shaking things up in the next few weeks. Looks like 2014 is going to be an interesting year for some folks.