In an interesting turn of events both Wired News and equity analyst Safa Rashtchy of Piper Jaffray in the latest issue of its Silk Road newsletter wrote articles that showed the success story of eBay is starting to develop cracks.

Power Sellers are looking to alternative outlets, onerous fees, online fraud, a desire for a differentiated shop window and declining margins have made the online marketplace lose some of its appeal.

Is eBay still the daddy, or is it showing its age?