One of the reasons I became a DreamHost customer was because of the WebDAV support, which is extremely rare among hosting providers at this price. I wanted to be able to mount my website as if it were a local drive on my Mac so that I could easily edit and add files. After enabling WebDAV on a directory, however, I discovered a problem: I have to password-protect the directory to prevent others from editing it, but in order for others to view it, I have to remove password protection. Because of this Catch-22, there seems to be no way of giving me write access to the directory while allowing read-only access for everyone else. For this reason, WebDAV is pretty much useless to me.
Am I missing something? What do other DreamHost customers use WebDAV for?