I see that Ebay publicly reveals watcher counts on auctions now (at least on ebay.com, european ebay sites don't seem to have this yet). They did this for Buy it now listings a while back, which is understandable. But for auctions this isn't right. Not a good change for e thrifting. People are gonna get alot more anxious to bid when they see those watcher counts rise. Plus it removes alot of the allure and excitement that comes from thinking you're the only one that knows about the auction. The drama of that last minute clash from a mystery bidder whos gate crashed your auction you've been staking out, thats gone now. Good for auction based sellers though I guess.