Back in the days of ferrite core memory, programming profs used to emphasize that you make the program work right before you worry about speeding it up. Similarly, bells and whistles wouldn't matter much if Dreamhost hadn't done a seriously good job of hosting for the years I've been a customer - although when I first arrived here, I was on a server named Jezebel, and I wondered if she was going to be unfaithful.
I don't expect perfection. I do expect "seriously good", and except for some growing pains and an attack of vandalism a couple of years ago, Dreamhost has performed well.
Thanks for the extra bells and whistles. But thanks even more for getting the basics right. And happy 1/4 new year. Wait a second. That's April Fool's day, isn't it? Oh well, happy happy joy joy anyway.