My take is that WebHostingTalk is more geared towards Web Host to Web Host peer discussions rather than one geared towards a directory listing with ranking for end users to guage web host. Ranking would sort of break that peer-to-peer relationship which is enjoyed here. You get web host here which runs multi-million dollars datacenters sharing experiences with someone who just have a reseller account. With ranking, you might get people alienating each other because one belongs to the 'Top' group and the other ranked extremely low. Ranks create rivalry and that probably is not the very reason why WHT exists.