Hello, I'm know way affiliated with HostGator.com. I just want to give a 2 month review.
I started lurking round this forum about 3 months ago looking for the perfect host for my dating site and did alot of research on the net. I concidered many many hosts but due to the nature of my dating script I had limited hosts to pick from.. HostGator.com is the 2nd host I have ever used and by far the best. There support is briliant, extreamly fast and professional. I haven't experienced any down time and the server is very fast..
Hope this helps people looking for an ideal host. I wouldn't say they are the cheapest but you get one heck of a package for what you pay for and of course the realibilty, you get what you pay for...