The more time I spend at WHT, the more I'm impressed by this community. Great work, guys!
I thought I'd contribute as well with my HostGator review, which I've been using for over a year.
I run a forum with 5,000 members and about 50,000 visitors a month and I'm using HostGator's Baby plan. The experience has been nothing but pleasant.
I've only had the site go down once for about 10 minutes on account of the host and the rest of the time it's been great. I'm located in India, and so are most of our visitors, and speeds are pretty great too.
Their chat support is very good as well. I've almost always had my issues cleared in a timely manner, although I'm yet to have a critical issue (probably testament to their great service).
I read through many HostGator reviews here that said I should stay away from any service that promised UNLIMITED space and bandwidth since they tend to oversell. That's probably true, but since my site is only of a moderate size with just about 50,000 unique visits a month, I've never had an issue. So for anyone looking to host a site with low to medium traffic, I think HostGator is fantastic.
I've recommended them to many people and they haven't given me any reason to complain
For reference, the domains I used on HostGator:
gamingindians.com (from 2008 till a few months ago)
indianvideogamer.com (the last few months)