Thanks for the info, especially the list of possible alternatives. I've registered my domains and done my hosting and email with GoDaddy since probably 1998. While I've always known they're not the best, their phone support is what has kept me from looking around. I liken my tech knowledge to my Spanish language fluency: I know enough to order a meal, but I'm also just as likely to accidentally start a brawl that will end with me face down on the sidewalk bleeding and broken. So I appreciate the fact that they can usually help me out (I say usually because the last issue involved me sitting there while the kid looked for the answer on Google).
What's the difference between shared and VPS?