Hate to shit up the thread, but whether the new system is beneficial may depend on who you ask. "powersellers" may be more successful because they have more opportunities to bump threads than non-paying members under the new system, so their items are on the front page much more than everyone else. This is without any additional cost to them, so their per item sale price would also be higher. From my experience, my items fly off the front page within a few hours from bumps from "powersellers" or new items. Before, it would be front page for at least a day.