My sticking point is the time I'd have to devote to maintaining two shops. Luckily Artfire has an importing tool that allows sellers to import all of their Etsy listings. Evidently you do have to change up your titles and listings a little bit because Google Search will ignore duplicate listings, making both listings disappear from Google search results.
Generally, I think Artfire shops are getting the traffic, but not necessarily the sales. Etsy is getting less traffic per shop, but more sales. I think Artfire is at a turning point now - it could potentially grow quickly due to all the sellers who want to minimize fees, but if there aren't enough buyers, it's just going to fizzle.
Any opinions? I go back and forth on this by the hour! Artfire does have a free membership, but it doesn't include the Etsy importer - should I just retype all those listings to try Artfire for free? Am I devoting too much brain power to this when I should be baking cookies or something?