I've already decided to use WP, but I'm still trying to choose a host. I read reviews about most of the hosts recommended on your Hosting page, and while I value the opinion of those at WP, I'm concerned by the less than great average reviews of these sites. There are other sites that apparantly have no reported problems with running WP (again from a list on this site) that have much better average user ratings.
Do you have any updates to your recommendations at this time? What am I to make of the disparity between what is recommended by WP verses what the user community at large is saying? Can you please provide the criteria WP used to come up with this list?