Thanks for your interest, Rajesh.
I'm wanting to set up about four reasonably low-tech blogs/magazines/share sites. Two for work and two for home. I've used WordPress's own free blogging structures before. And I like them. But thought it would be nice to venture out into shared hosting, allowing me more room to learn about working with themes, etc.
I'm not eager to jump ship from iPage. But when my fee-based host runs more slowly than WP's own free site, I don't feel like that's a good bargain, a good way to learn, or a good way to enjoy blogging.
I welcome any thoughts!