Yeah, although I still think Lestrade's is the most 'usable' trading system because it's more open (for instance you can send multiple offers to a single person), faster (AJAX everywhere, especially when adding and removing games to an offer), and clearer (the 'lock' icon to make a game mandatory in a multiple-choice offer), Barter clearly won with its number of users (which ultimately is the only thing that matters, isn't it? That the majority is making their life harder is irrelevant), so I'm doing most of my trades at Barter now, and enjoying the fact that its webmaster has been backporting Lestrade's features over there over the years. I believe recently he added the lock system, too, although I haven't used it yet. It's just a shame that when you do something at barter, it always takes 3 more clicks and 10 more seconds than the same operation at Lestrade's... Editing tradable tags? It has gotten better at BVG (you can now do it from a game page, thankfully), but it requires unnecessary clicking (why do I have to check a box next to a tradable before I can edit it? Why do I have to confirm tags one by one when he could add a multi-checkbox list instead?).
Anyway, at this point, I use Barter for trading mostly, and Lestrade's for the rest:
- maintaining my tradable list (then exporting it to Barter, excluding my 'may keeps' which I'm reserving for Lestrade's),
- maintaining my library (including fixing playtimes so that card farming time isn't taken into account),
- searching for games (it's so easy, and I can't tell you the number of games I found just because the search engine also looked inside game descriptions! Which as far as I know, is the only Steam search engine to do so!),
- looking at ITAD bundles (I'm aware that Barter now has much better support for bundles, but I'm not planning to scrape them for now, and since this is the only feature I still have to 'fix' manually from time to time, it's also the only feature that keeps me maintaining the website on a regular basis),
- discussions (the BVG Steam community isn't exactly practical to use...)
- commenting on games and bundles (rarely, but it's still something BVG doesn't have),
- just enjoying the slick layout and fast performance overall...
I couldn't live without Lestrade's, even without trading.
That's why I don't understand why Google is actively preventing search results from showing Lestrade's pages (just like it's pretty impossible to find pages for many of my websites -- for instance ency.cyna.fr has a valuable database of artists for the Saint Seiya show, but typing an artist's name followed by 'ency.cyna.fr' into Google NEVER shows a relevant result!), I find it really sad. (Maybe Google has banned me for using Bing for about 5 minutes back in 2007 or so..?)