My main issue with the auction system is the reserve price. The reserve feature is a cheap way to pull a fast one on bidders, and is a horrible idea. But the system was bearable until recently, since UR (insert title of people who control this kinda stuff) have taken off the note that a reserve price hasn't been met.
Really, UR? The notice that a reserve price was there before has been the sin tax on those cheating the system and hiding their true intents! And then you go ahead and remove the barrier that reserve prices drive away business? Why? Yes, you have the cost of adding a reserve price, but WHY do you insist on making it so that the people using the feature can easily surpass any sort of loss that comes from the use of hidden start prices?
The reserve price will always be the worst part of the auctions. But the small percent fee of the reserve price is not a large enough incentive to be honest.
People who agree that the reserve feature is horrible, mark your auctions. How? Add in a blurb saying that you don't use the reserve price. Starting today until UR removes the reserve feature, I'm doing that.