James keeps telling me that "Dreamhost is working on it", I must say that I'm very
frustrated about the speed as well. Now and then things are working "correctly", and the speed is quite acceptable; but more often than not I wait and wait for pages to load.
I keep checking here:http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/
to see how things are going. We are unfortunately on the ill-fated "blingy cluster", which they are still trying to resolve.
When Jean-Michel is back, I'll discuss with him our options for moving to another host. I'm only glad we aren't running a business or I'd be pulling my hair out.