As an example for Ozzies, my connection is 8000/128 (yes that is 1 2 8 with no zeroes missing), and uploads count for quota. Though quota is unlimited it gets throttled to a Dial-up speed of 64kbps after 12GB. If I go over 8-10KBytes/s there can be problems surfing the web. So consequently, I don't use torrents as much as otherwise.
Yes, I should probably change ISPs, but like THB said the others here are only a bit better.
I have put up a local web server to let ppl d/l something occasionally, but they've had to leave the transfer running for a number of hours.