Thanks for the reply, if you read my post in the off topic forum. I'm coming over here from 1and1 which I was satisifed with but with some minor annoyances.
Email isn't that big a deal for me. As long as the mail isn't compleltely lost and it's queued on the server until they decide I can access it I don't mind. Anything important goes through gmail or my ISP accounts anyhow.
I was initially and still am impressed with DH's support. I shot them a few questions before buying and the guy was so friendly. Almost like talking to someone I've known for years, that counts for a lot when a majority of tech support is subpar especially with economy hosts.
I pretty much choose DH because of the sick amount of bandwidth I get, I have the code monster package so I'm sitting on something like 1.6 TB. Now am I ever going to use all that? Probably not but at least I know it's there. The guy really got me on dreamhost runs serveral sites one of them acts as a linux repo which as never given him any major problems.