Fryster, I've only had my D. regia 'Big Easy' for a little over 2 months now, but it is a very easy plant if you feed it and give it a lot of light. I am using the Joseph Clemens recommended mix (the publisher of the cultivar), which consists of 1:1 dead LFS: redwood bark topped with live sphagnum. (I'm using Cypress right now, since I don't have any Redwood mulch). I also added some peat:sand mix in for kicks. Others use a peat:sand mix with great success. So do what you think will be best for your growing conditions.
If you want your plant to be as tall as possible, give it a tall pot. I'm only using a 6-7 inch pot right now, but once I get more room, I hope to move it to a pot twice that tall to accomidate their extremely long roots.
I use the tray method, and it gets huge dew globs, since there isn't much airflow. I normally have to leave the tray with .5-1 inches full of water (since my mom only waters the tray once or twice a week when I'm gone). Originally, it didn't seem to like this, but it definitely isn't showing any signs of complaint anymore. If you have a tall pot, it won't matter much at all, though. Bob Z doesn't use the tray method and only top waters his plants, so you can pretty much grow this plant any way you want.
If you feed it, it will get a very nice boost and send out a ton of new leaves.
Evidently, the D. 'Big Easy' can handle higher temps well compared to the normal variety- I'll have to test that out this summer though.
Quogue- have you not had much luck with the D. 'Big Easy' in higher temps? Temps will be in the low 90s for all my sundews (didn't cause any problems last year).
Hope you have better luck- Of course, 3rd times the charm.