Which would you rather have?
A host that has a lot of shady sites that were paid for with stolen credit card numbers, impacting the quality of service for everyone else because spamming, etc.?
A host that seeks to protect people by manually verifying some of the sign-ups that trip their internal alarms?
I know it’s probably very frustrating to not just be able to jump in and go, but you should take this as a sign that Dreamhost is deliberate and conscientious about how it does business, which, in the long run, is good for you, the customer.