In my tradition of switching hosting providers and blogging about it, I've now made the switch from Slicehost to Linode. The bang for the buck is slightly higher- I'm getting 512 MB of RAM instead of 256MB, and 15GB instead of 10GB of available disk space. It also seems a bit more developer friendly with options like PV-GRUB. This move was also relatively hassle-free because the setup and config on the server remains nearly the same.