Originally Posted by Alex - Arvixe
We shouldn't all just attack HostGator because its now an EIG brand, many other factors come into play when considering a company going down hill, you have to remember the same management team etc... are still in place at HostGator running HostGator as normal (unsure of how much influence EIG has behind the scenes but generally things seem to have stayed the same with the exception for struggling to keep up with growth).
Since Brent O. is not anymore, there Hostgator won't be anymore what was before, the problem is on our days companies are hiring diploma not people with knowledge (schools are not really what were before). I was a Hostgator customer for years with dedicated servers but right now they are good for Wordpress sites not for serious projects. Other words is a big company but for small projects.
This is just my opinion.