[color=#CC0000]>[/color] people arent really happy about what is going on, they are settling for it because of the large bandwidth and disk space for relatively low price
In my case this is not true, I have experienced none of the problems you refer to of late but I don't doubt they're happening. I don't doubt either that this is first priority with Dreamhost. Extremely concerned that it's taking this long to resolve though. Sorry you're suffering this.
[color=#CC0000]>[/color] I do so much hope they drag themselves out of this bad patch
It's been my experience that all shared hosts go through this type of problem when encountering growth that goes beyond their expectations. The cruel thing is that when it lasts long enough to make you move, well that's usually about the time it gets fixed and all the wailing in the support forums turns back to cheers of joy. That's cruel innit?! Hopefully it is just harddware/sfotware/network trouble and not business shuffle trouble, that usually takes quite a bit longer to resolve and I am now wondering officially what's going on, just short of asking a business question that would start stupid rumors and suppositions. Perhaps the preceding was enough, I hope not.
I've been here through a few growth spurts and a complete data center move, Dreamhost has always been top notch at keeping things running, and running well, in the past, and I have a lot of assets here so moving would be a big deal for me. Those 2 points keep me glued here longer than a new comer haivng immediate and persistent fits, but I'm telling you in my experience, they always take care of things.
All that said, that's probably going to be my last pro-dreamhost post for a while, don't want to jinx myself, look a fool if this service continues, give someone bad advice etc etc etc.
uuuh, go Dreamhost!