idk why shipping international is that big a deal, it really isnt. If you do it right there is less risk then shipping domestic IMO. That said, I looked into the global shipping program and it sucks. The cost to ship items is going to be sooo high that it's never going to be worth it.
Brian, are you sure? I have sold a couple items through it. I get paid domestic shipping and just send it to a location in Kentucky. At that point my commitment is complete, and eBay bears the responsibility and collects the import/shipping charge from the customer.
I am having the same "drag and drop" issue since upgrading to mountain lion, i use the media tab next to the inspector thing near the top. works a lot faster, but still preferred drag and drop.
I looked into it when I got the email a few months ago and the cost of shipping quoted by ebay was 2-3x higher then what I would normally charge someone to ship international. I guess there is no downside if you don't currently ship international as maybe someone who really wants the item will buy it irregardless of the shipping cost.