PayPal Protection might actually start protecting eBay buyers?

Word on the street is that eBay is trying to be nicer to its customers in order to win some of them back. Ticked off buyers and sellers around the world have made it no secret that things at eBay haven't been good for a while.

One example: eBay has gone "PayPal only" in Australia, and people think that's a sign of things to come in the United States. By allowing only PayPal to pay for auctions, eBay has suggested things will be safer. Customers know better. All that will happen is eBay will make more money.

The latest eBay idea is to offer "more" buyer protection. (I put more in quotes, because that sentence suggests that buyers are currently protected, and there are plenty of unhappy eBayers who might say differently.)