Apologies to Ro....
Evidently my last post got an eBay friend somewhat in hot water with their PR group. I thought it was a thought provoking post and interesting/valid point of view re: paypal vs. new payment systems. I sincerely didn't want to get an old friend in trouble. Heck JJ is out there calling Eric Schmidt a liar so Ro's piece is somewhat tame by comparison. I guess this answers my original question of if this was corporate approved or not. :-(
Also, I haven't heard from Ro today, but several other friends in eBay let me know that he got in big trouble so eBay corporate communication folks he's not behind this post. (Remember you guys are a Web 2.0 company now and even have your own blog technology so it's time to embrace blogs!)
Ro if you're out there buddy, let's sell some auto parts!!! We have like 20-50 of the top parts sellers on board in that hot category and we have mucho ideas on how to do even more.