Maybe its just me but a lot of hosting sites tend to look alike or use the same formula for page layout and what not. Seems to be a lot of flash oriented headers and pictures of servers and smiling people. Anybody out there seen any really original designed hosting sites out there lately?
Unfortunately it's all about what the end user wants. Being someone who is hired to design sites, it's fairly frustrating following trends and what not. I love the clients that leave things upto our team to offer proposal designs, or ask for something different.
It is hard to find good people that don't scam you in work for this topic. But the sad part is the border between professionalisum and the cool look. I personally like most of what ceonex designs and comes up with. Flashlevel.net is pretty nice also, as to mediatemple is way complex but simple.