Which plan did you order? It wasn’t a dedicated server, was it?
I haven’t seen any other complaints about slow setups with direct credit-card payments. Michael from DreamHost has said that delays in setup are always due to fraud protection kicking in.
Did you get the order confirmation email? Not the one that said your account was set up but the one that says your order has been placed?
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