That's no indication that it works well.
All the same, my experience with running a wiki (howdypedia.com) on DreamHost has been fairly good: You can enable image uploads and deletion saving, since you have so much available disk space, and since you get shell access, you can easily perform upgrades and maintenance, and add extensions (I even managed to set up eAccelerator on mine, though it took several hours!).
The only real problems I've experienced have been related to site slowness; in two instances the site was running slowly, and a quick email to support had them move it to another database server. Works for me!
Very little to do with either emus or farmers!