You can put any limitation on localhost, just edit the php.ini and increase the max_file_size directive value. As of the size, 40MB is really big try to exclude some PSDs (if any) and demo images.
For 4 years we are in the market, I have constantly tried to find any pattern on how some items go really good while others do not even pass the 100 sales threshold both being almost 1:1 similar (at least from technical view, apparently the design is somewhat different). So I hate to say that but there’s no logic (or at least I couldn’t found one) and will agree to the authors that first comes luck (actually first 3 places perhaps ) and then the design quality, ease of use, level of support provided, etc…
I believe that concerns raised so far are perfectly valid and everything has been said. What I would like to add is the following – Envato, please don’t take advantage of the authors who have established their business with you and are earning for their bread with it. Perhaps for the majority of authors it has been based on trust that Envato IS the company to build business with. Hope you will agree that loyalty is one of the major factor for any company’s success and Envato wouldn’t become World’s largest marketplace without the hard work of many authors here. I believe it would be really useful to ask yourself – how many loyal authors would you have here if you had introduced these changes and put authors into such situation in early stages of building themeforest (or codecanyon) when majority of authors businesses didn’t depend on Envato this much?
Things shouldn’t be like this, it’s not fair to the authors.
A Huge +1 from Us!
As much as I’m concerned, self-prmotion is not allowed but you can state that you offer customization services as well (or buyers who need customization will reach you with that question anyway).
Congrats Mate, well deserved
Nope, it won’t. There are many authors in themeforest (including us) who change the initial user name for rebranding purposes and there are no negative consequences from my personal experience.
Woocommerce + BuddyPress integration should do the job I believe.