Are you guys still in need of a server? My old roommate and I used to play this game like crazy and he rents a professionally hosted server out of Dallas. He is actively looking for more people to play with him but doesn't know where to find them. I go in there off and on but its like a daily thing for him. He runs it as a building server with a lot of cheats turned on. If anyone is interested let me know and I can get the server info and get you added as a user so you can use the cheats. He also runs a Mumble server for voice comms while playing the game. I think his server supports 10-15 slots. Here are some SS's from it: http://veluxmicro.com/minecraft/
I built a huge tree house, mansion, underwater tunnel, then started a boat and lost my attention span and haven't been very active with it sense. Everything else in the server was built by my friend. I have not been in the server in a couple weeks but I think he finished a pretty elaborate train station with cart returns and switches and all that good stuff. I am sure I will get another urge to go building soon, I kind of rotate threw computer games and recently went on another black-ops run which has been keeping me away from Minecraft as of late.