Here's my AB account for those that are on there: http://animebyt.es/user.php?id=9091
Ah, I recognize your avatar on AnimeBytes, it's Aki Aoi from Aki Sora!
I use a 100/100 1TB/5TB dedicated server. I actually have similar ratios on other sites as well. xD
Oh wow, must be nice! I was using dial-up up until about two years ago lol! I live in a pretty remote area (out of choice), so was ecstatic to finally get ANY kind of broadband service.
In relation to file sharing sites, I find it strange that the anime community is taking so long to get back on its feet. Most other non-anime sites haven't skipped a beat! They simply switched to other upload sites and continued as normal.
Mind you most other types of sites don't depend on their archives so much as they do their new daily uploads. For the anime community it really hurt to lose all those archives.
People moved from torrents to DDLs for a reason. They are a lot more convenient for most, and there was a lot of DDL material that either has no torrents, or else the torrents are dead.
Mind you most of that convenience came from the fact that MU and FS were virtually the only sharing sites used. Free MU service was great, and most other people bought a premium FS account.
If a dozen different sites were suddenly being used by different people that would make it really difficult, as people want to be able to get all their anime via one (maybe two) premium accounts.
Based off a few observations I would recommend RapidShare and NetLoad, but I really haven't researched anything.
But what uploaders really need to do is RAR everything! Give the files cryptic names, and password protect them! Provide the password on the sites where YOU post them. These steps really should been taken all along.
Anyway, I don't know if this site is even going to bother with DDLs anymore, so it may be a mute topic here. But hopefully other sites using DDL will pick back up.
There are a lot of good encoders who's work never finds its way to sites like BakaBT, and I'd hate to see them all disappear into the woodwork.