The new Block Storage option is SSD-based storage. SSDs are expensive, and $0.10/GB is kinda ridiculous.
I own an image host where I chose DO as my "surrogate" provider to start. As images came in, disk space was scarce, and had to move away to gain more disk space.
When I first heard about Block Storage, I was thrilled because I wanted to return to DO. But after hearing that the Block Storage is SSD-based and quite pricey, I had to scrap that idea.
It'd be nice if DO had the option to choose either the popular SSD storage @ $0.10/mth, or the traditional 3.5" drives with a cheaper price.
Not all storage-hungry applications need that SSD power, a 3.5" spinning drive would do just fine for some applications, and it hurts that I have to once again refuse to use DO because of their SSD-only attitude.
4TB Enterprise drives are relatively cheap and can hold a lot more capacity than SSDs can.
You're running our wallets dry.