I find it very sad that one such manufacturer, BatchPCB, is closing its doors. It is not that I used them often. It is not that they were anything special. It is not even that they were cheap(er). It is just that I liked the choice.
Good news is that they were taken over by OSH Park. BatchPCB users can expect lower prices on smaller than 20 cm2 boards, they can expect ENIG finish (aka “gold”), and they can expect free shipping within USA.