Originally Posted by Collabora
Just because a marketing gimmick is pervasive and long lasting doesn't make it any less a gimmick. Convincing customers to purchase more resources than they will use or need is the goal of the gimmick. The bulk of profits comes from sales of unused resources. Nothing makes a host happier than customers needing Plan A purchasing Plan B, C etc. The plans are set up that way, and for that purpose.
And that is not what Unlimited is all about?! Giving the clients a limit they can never possibly reach with the idea that they will not simultaneously try to reach it. And in the meantime an Unlimited number of clients can be put on the server...Its like banking services, really. The banks keep your money with some interest, with the idea that people will not want to simultaneously withdraw. And if it does happen - collapse and eventual bankrupt...
I really don't think we should turn this into another "Pro/Anti Unlimited" discussion. I know you are passionate about your stance and I really don't have anything against Unlimited providers as long as they are not trying to convince me that their ways are better. So getting this back ontopic...
What frustrates me most is people that don't have the slightest interest in learning something but instead always resorts to asking support for help, be it with a technical issue, developer request, billing question, design tweak etc. The kind of people that always need help and always need it ASAP, even if the process they go through will still take them much more time than a simple Google search.