It's never fun to have to do it. But while I've lost many links, and my latest rss feeds (fortunately, I recently sent an opml file of all my feeds to a friend, so I could get back on track quickly), and a bunch of software that's it's been a bitch to install.
But it's nice to start over. And I got a new, much bigger, hard drive. So I suddenly have oodles of room. And even the whole hosting fiasco resulted in my getting what looks like a better host. Not every cloud in life has a silver lining, no matter what they tell you when you're small. But some do, and if they don't, get some silver spray and paint the damn lining silver.