re: Doom & gloom?
I have no problems with bookmooch, I love it! I receive lots of requests and have no problem finding books to mooch. I search by title and author with no issues, and the wait is a bit long sometimes but I am doing this all on my phone so no biggie.
If I could have one wish, it would be able to move things off and on my inventory without having to add each one individually. Every few months I take most books off my list, take them to the UBS, and then whatever doesn't sell I put back on. This has the added benefit of letting people get the notification again or new wishlist adds get the notification for the first time. I have done this a couple times and received several new mooches after re-listing.