Well I moved! Last night about 11:30, everything magically started working on my old host. Everything was back up and for a min, I didn't even know I was on my old host. But I left the name servers pointing to the new hosts and I'll stop service by the end of the month when I can move one last customer. I have since moved 2 of my other sites, one is in the final processes of updating the name servers and a quick once-over that everything is working and we'll be good!
As far as my previous host:
When they were up, all was well. When they went down, it was at the worst possible time. I went with them on a friend of a friend's recommendation. Paid up for a year, was with them for a year and a half now, always wanting to leave (even in my first 30 days), but didn't want to attempt a move like I have just done in the last 2 days (4 sites, 2 hosts). Everytime I thought about moving, they seemed to work themselves out. Support was quick to respond, most often with 'everything seems fine, let us know if there is anything else we can help you with'. While I was there, they made good improvements, but I hated to hear from friends/customers/visitors that my site was down. My only other complain with Gearhost is that it is a Windows -- I guess it's two-sided. I dabbled in some ASP and liked it for that. I also play with Cold Fusion and I don't know of a cheaper Cold Fusion host. Their Control Panel is probably one of the nicer and more refined that I have seen, but my complaint about it being a windows box, I couldn't set permissions on specific files, I always had to submit a ticket.
New host that will be taking my wordpress blog is http://www.dreamhost.com I had a problem with them in the past specifically with this blog, and support wasn't the greatest in the world. I had the space, I wanted to get the site up, so I attempted to move back over there this time. It went VERY well! I honestly couldn't be happier -- well maybe a little, their reply time to a ticket is lacking (~24 hours). My only other complaint is that the connection 'seems' slow, but ping times are comparable to Gearhost.
My other site (Forums/gallery/on-line community) found its way over to http://www.knownhost.com to one of their VPS Packages. I moved there because it just seemed like the right thing for me. Gearhost told me numerous times that my site was utilizing too many resources (every night between 10PM and 12PM it seemed) so I stuck this site on something that could handle a little more. The VPS has been a learning experience but I have been using Linux off and on for the last 5 years, so I'm fairly comfortable in front of a command line (definitely not a whiz by any means :( )
Okay so I'm blabbering, but over all...I'm happy with where I have gone and the decisions that I've made thus far.
Thanks for everything!