in 5 years ebay will have to fight new competitors like a google version of ebay, voice over Ip has a TON of competition i do not see that as a massive growth area.. at least not massive enough to keep up w/ ebays historic growth.
paypal? try google check out combined w/ googlebay.
naw.. ebay is a business and it must pleasae the shareholders but pissing on your sellers whom bring home the bacon to the shareholders is not the way to do it.
im done with ebay though. I can sell 95% of my items on other sites. Ill get a googlecheck out account just so i dont have to keep getting raped by paypal.