The Artfire selling site is not the same. It's too bad that that sites like facebook and artfire always think that "change is good", we will make it better. Not always. Why don't you do a poll to your customers/clients/shop owners BEFORE you initiate the change to get feedback and THEIR reaction? Are your customers/clients/shop owners not WORTHY of "being in the loop"? When Artfire first announced their new policies many of my online fellow artisans left. I decided to opt to a "wait and see". The wait and see period is over. RIP Artfire.
Closing was a tough decision. I have been a member of Artfire since 2009. My shop is scheduled to close April 30. All items remaining in the shop are 30% off. I am still an active seller on Etsy.