This thread tweaked my interest be cause I'm in the process of starting an online business and I've found the discussion quite valuable.
The naysayers seem to be fairly vociferous in their dislike of PayPal, but what struck me was that most of their complaints seemed to center on the fact that PP isn't doing anything to stop spoofers and the odd claim that some manager is running spoof sites.
The latter made me wonder if we're not dealing with disgruntled ex-employees, since presumably managers in the company would have access to the real accounts (or could get it pretty easily) and wouldn't need to set up spoof sites to get info on customers fraudulently.
If the company actually has 40 million customers and this is the level of complaints, I think it must be doing something right. A look at some of the other anti-PP sites just reinforces my thought that you could probably find as many sites badmouthing pie ala mode — and certainly ones down on any commercial/financial operation.
Thanks to all for helping me tackle my dilemma over payment methods. I think I'll probably use PayPal.