Pre-announcement chatter may have been a bit inaccurate and more negative than necessary. I guess that comes from eBay's recent history of coming out with some frustrating and unpopular policies.
At first blush the announcements seem OK, at least to me. http://www2.ebay.com/aw/core/200907.shtml#2009-07-27072554 but if you want to watch the comment board to see what points are raised and how they are answered, go here. http://forums.ebay.com/db2/forum/72709-Announcements-Discussion/5200000005
As with most controversial forums, please take everything with a "grain of salt" (where did that saying come from?) and a sense of humor. They may even need a PG rating.