Ebay's failure as an auction site
Too often when I go to ebay now, I just find merchants filling the search results with either "buy it now" items, or auctions with too high of a starting price.
I wish they would do something about this. A simple solution would be a 5% charge of the listing price when you put something up for sale. People would then be more likely to put things up for zero, and a normal auction would happen.
Unfortunately ebay is drifting from an auction site to just a low scale merchant site.