No idea how many people are sharing it with me, but i can normally get good speeds. (enough to have about a ~3Tb buffer on 2 private trackers without actively trying to)
I've been with them for about 4 months, havent had an issue until now. I logged my first case today, so we'll see how that goes.
I'm tossing up between this and moving to a mate of mine who sells unrated VPS's also in france less disk space but access to a raw box for the same NZD$25.
as for the autodl-irssi plugin i dont know, but i suspect they wouldnt. You get what you pay for