Well, AF is out of beta now. The new landing pages are online, the front page has changed a lot with the featured collection.
And AF offers a lot more tools than Etsy and what I like best - admin actually talk to people and you usually get an answer quickly.
I tried the renewing game on Etsy and that cost me a whole lot more than AF fees, with no result.
As you say, Cathy, it's personal - and we are not even talking the other venues out there.
I signed up for the group deal on AF and I sure hope they'll do it even if they don't reach the 20000