To me, the question is whether the service should be disaggregated from the web hosting. In my own personal case, I’d like it to be because I don’t use it - well, I do have a few addresses that I have forwarded to my “primary” non-Dreamhost account.
Given that I don’t use the service, do I want to pay for it? No, if it is a significant part of the price I pay. But do I think it is? No, I don’t, so I’m satisfied with the bundling.
Then again, I see a possible future where web hosts become mere aggregators of primary service providers. For instance, you’d have email provided by gmail, blogs provided by wordpress.com, bulletin boards provided by some specialized phpbb hosting provider, etc. In this world, there’d still be a slice of the pie for honest-to-god apache/html/php/RoR custom sites, but a lot of the services that can be asp’ed away would be.
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