Revisiting the OP...
So I have been using this website as a big source because it has so much info and seems to be one of the more official websites to trust. Father told me to avoid blogs and other stuff like that and keep to "official" stuff rather than people's ramblings. So is this a good website?
Part of the issue at hand, I think, is that there is no real 'go to' site that is comparable. Some have seemed to make the attempt, and it is my impression that the 'market share' (so to speak) of orthodoxinfo has eroded as competitors have multiplied, but I don't think anyone has yet made a strong case for replacing what it is, or what it was. How things will be 5 years from now is a different matter, but that's a discussion for another thread. And as long as it remains the case (if it indeed is the case) that orthodoxinfo is providing something unique, or at least is the best at that unique thing, the site will continue to be a magnet for people new to orthodoxy.
I'd also like to say more about what it was in the past, which is a somewhat different question than is asked in the OP, and which doesn't necessarily touch on orthodoxinfo directly at first, but which nonetheless is an important element in discussions about
orthodoxinfo at places like oc.net. In the early years that site was a very different place, not only because it had more old calendarist and traditionalist content (it seems to me that a good bit of the writings of Archbp. Chrysostomos were removed over the years, for example), but I think even the tone, purpose, etc. were different. When I first found the site I don't recall prominently featured links to epistles readings and saints of the day and such (and never would such things for the new calendar have been there), and there wasn't nearly as much in the way of saintly excerpts or advice unless it had to do with some matter of defending a tradition/custom, establishing some conservative approach to piety, condemning ecumenism, etc. I am not saying that this was wrong, I am just pointing out that the site has broadened it's focus and content.
Someone once brought up (years ago) how orthodoxinfo had managed to not only build a very strong influence over internet discussions of Orthodoxy, but to even frame the discussions, choose the language, establish the arguments to be fought, etc. This was in the early years, which I did not experience or have knowledge of in the 90s, but have been seeing since about 2000ish. It retained the old focus for years and years after that, until the late 00s I believe. The site as it was back in the early days still lingers in the minds of some. And perhaps more importantly, the impact the site had on Orthodox online discussions in general still linger, as well as the memory of the impact it had in the past. I think this is where at least a good chunk (though certainly not all) of the caution and dislike for the site still reside. And that stands to reason: after all, if you haven't been on a site much, and most of what you remember about it is how you read some articles 6 years ago which implied that your bishops were heretics (or for some people, that your entire Church was) or involved with some heresy or schism or something along those lines, then the negative impression is probably not going to go away easily.
I think that if those of us who have been around for a while were seeing this site for the first time, many would have a more positive view of the site than at present. It does still talk about controversial and volatile topics such as 'monophysite heretics' and 'the panheresy of ecumenism,' but overall the site seems much more balanced if what you are looking for is more general practical advice and spiritual guidance. I'm still not sure that I would recommend the site as a whole to those new to this whole Orthodox thing, but I think it has a ton of great individual articles and pages. But the same could be said of a lot of resources I think, from CCEL to New Advent to Jaroslav Pelikan to St. John Chrysostom, which is of course why, as Patrick Barnes himself says on his site, you need to experience and live Orthodoxy in the world, and not simply read about it.