I own HIP but like Report Host for many reasons including the 5 mentioned.
Its a very good report system and fast to use. I won’t say its better than HIP or the others but its just as good, unless your into the fancy home page thing. If your cover page needs to be colorful then I’d go with HIP.
Disagree with point #3. My experience was quite different.
Point #4 is very true though.
How long ago was your problem? I have been using them for 8 years and had only 1- real problem.