I know most "review" and "ranking" sites are a bit misleading in that they have affiliate links to the sites they list - and why sites are in their "top 10" is undisclosed.

... so looking for personal recommendations based on either your own personal experience or that of friends or other people you know who have dedicated hosting and love who they're using.

At this point I'm looking at Lunarpages and Liquidweb, but surfing for more to check out.