I started my IPv6 journey via Hurricane Electric's tunnelbroker.net service. It was an amazing journey they delegated me a /64 and /48 and provided instructions to get it setup on every operating system. Then the Chicago router filled and I didn't want to hop off my ISP's network to get to the tunnel so I started prodding my ISPs.
I became interested in VPS.NET when they sponsored DrupalCon Chicago last March. It was nice to know they were adding a node so geographically close to me, and fun to watch how many exhibits they could get the VPS.NET robot into. I have had mine on my desk(unless the office cats knock it off) as a reminder to check back for deals and remind me if the need arose.