Whenever I have put research into 'affordable' web hosting (for me, something like $100/yr), it seems like everything out there feels or smells scammy. Too flashy, poor English, popups, 'last chance' offers—the whole nine yards. With my current provider (one of the above) I'm getting fairly good service, not quite excellent. But the tech support is unmotivated, to say the least. I'm thinking about switching.
As I look again for hosting providers, I'm totally confused. Everything I see in a Google search looks like a scam. Even the sites set up to rate hosting providers look scammy.
So am I in fact missing the good stuff, or am I just being too picky? Or should I be thinking about raising my price range?
EDIT: I'm not sure how this works. Am I allowed to mention a particular host I might use?