It just seems that for every "good" hosting company, there are 10 more who are trying to make a buck or two in an industry they don't know anything about. (Gotta love those Turnkey sites)
In the past that would be seen as an exageration, On these forums I would say it is pretty close to accurate, at best it is 80/20.
I find that usually it is "straight from the mouths of babes", In other words people talk too much. Google is your friend though sometimes the juice is at the bottom of the results, a little patience pays off.
Example, the kid from xmanaged with his underground deal he has to keep quiet, a little google and you find that what he wants to keep quiet is public information that he put out there himself.