Dreamhost team -
Though my site has never has blazing speed, adding dreampress a few months back helped it a bit. Since then, it's had periods of time when it was much faster and then times when it loaded like it was on budget shared hosting.
In the last week, I've been getting load times of 20 - 50 seconds. Support has told me "everything's fine, loads fast for us!" but several different page speed sites loading the site in different cities, as well as friends of mine in different parts of the world, give a completely different story.
20 - 50 second load times! One person in this forum resorted to adding an additional caching plugin to squeeze more performance out of his dreampress site - something we've been told isn't necessary for dreampress.
I really don't mind being told their is a server issue or an apache problem. What I do mind is being told "everything's fast on our end, must be you!"