Read them all. Rob Kalin, Etsy CEO, responds in the Ars Technica and Boing Boing articles and of course, is promptly slapped down by Etsy users.
After you read them all, IF you are an Etsy user, PLEASE go check your privacy settings and make sure you aren't inadvertently allowing Etsy to broadcast your real name and buying history/feedback to all and sundry.
I'll add more links as I find them.
After all this, I'm honestly wondering if it's even worth bothering to leave feedback as a buyer anymore.}:/
-People still have to opt-out of being searchable. Those who signed up before this change are still automatically opted in regardless of if they gave consent. The feedback change does not prevent this. -Despite the feedback change, the old Google results remain in Google cache, which includes people's feedback and their names. -As of yesterday the sign up form still does not warn people that their real name will be public once filled in and that it is not required. -Etsy did not notify everyone of the privacy change, only some. And the e-mail they sent out simply glossed over the issue. -Most announcements/changes are still made via the forums which the minority frequent. -Removing your name is still not automatic- it's manual and requires an "approval" process. -People cannot have their information deleted when they choose. Even upon account closure, Etsy still keeps their information.