I'm looking for a small host which offers Ruby on Rails shared hosting at a low price. All I need is 50mb of space and 1gb of bandwidth.
Another requirement which most hosts wouldn't accept is possibly a subdomain on one of their sites or something... I don't want to buy a domain name as this account would simply be used for testing and development purposes.
It's pretty much the same here. Apart from one recent thread where most of the opinions were expressed by someone who had never had an account with ASO and gave his opinions on the basis of some rather biased reading of the ASO forums. If you look here for opinions by ASO customers, you will find some complaints but mostly strong recommendations.
The ASO forums are unedited and do contain questions, complaints and problems from customers - when they have them. I agree that most host forums are not like that.
Not that it matters to you when they won't let you sign up just on a subdomain.