I just saw this article from Time regarding Etsy and the top 50 websites:
It is so gratifying to know that there is a site out there dedicated to artisans and craftspeople that actually is successful. I have totally enjoyed listing my items there, and I am just now really devoting myself to it. I still list on Ebay occasionally, and will continue to do so, but it is hard for artisans to get a fair price for their goods there, in my opinion, because of the garage sale mentality over there.
I encourage everyone to visit Etsy at some point and just browse and discover the true raw talent that is out there.