1. If I want to start a blog or post a research paper, or denounce the government, or post a leaked document, I don't really have a choice but to use a hosting provider. Most people don't even do that, they just start a Facebook page. I've always believed these companies would bend under pressure from the government, even in the US. Now that's not a theory, it's happened.
2. I started writing DaveNet in 1994, that's sixteen years worth of writing. A month or two after I die, the only way to get to that stuff will be through archive.org. That's not good enough. I want scripting.com to survive me. I have plenty of money to pay for it. But there's no one to give it to that I trust. No one is set up to do that business.
3. I am responsible for the web presence of two relatives who have passed on. My father and my uncle were both bloggers (in their own way). My father was a photographer. I am holding sites for them that they were working on.
4. And of course that's just me. I have a Comp Sci degree, and 30-plus years programming experience, and I have the time and the money. If I don't have this problem solved -- clearly almost no one does.