So, hope that you guys are excited about the new changes that should (fingers crossed, shit is in QA right now) be released Thursday. I just got off the phone with the CTO, and it turns out that they are working not just on condensing the B&S thread view page for us, but that there will also be a "super-condensed" view toggle, which will make the B&S classifieds look a lot like threads. This takes a bit more programming, obviously, but it should be ready 2 releases from this next one (code releases happen every 2 weeks,) so, end of August/beginning of September. All you luddites should love it.
I'll tell you, Ebay doesn't respond like this, though I like to think that Yoox does. I asked for the marked size to be listed in addition to the translated size, and Yoox did it! All because of me.