Happy to have moved my website's MySQL database to RDS. Three cheers for less maintenance 😀
@oyam a big part of it is their target audience and their business model. At DreamHost, I have been in charge of building out our IaaS offerings, and its clear that AWS is simply tying their pricing to every cost factor to ensure margin. I made packages to simplify, and didn't charge for things like requests, which was appealing to my customer base.