I keep seeing people encountering problems with MediaTemple web hosting. Constantly. I’ve never read anything good about them, actually.
As far as I can tell, they offer expensive VPSes and crappy shared hosting (they call it a “grid” but it’s really just shared hosting that’s structured slightly differently). And they put parentheses around all of their product names (pn).
Yet they still come highly recommended.
Why? Is it because they use curvy graphics and Web 2.0-inspired icons? It’s certainly not because of their pricing or service quality.