GREAT post, @Phil_Webber!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions on the TruYou feature! You absolutely nailed the reasons why we implemented this feature. While it may be inconvenient to sign up for this feature in the middle of a transaction, it is only meant to protect the seller or buyer in that case. Trust and safety are number one for us here and we're always trying to implement new features to with safety in mind.
Fun fact - the Online Community team (which is just me lol) is a part of the OfferUp Community Safety Team!