Thank you for your response Henry! I bought the house 2 years ago - no problems. However it was freshly painted. The house was built in 1949 and was used as a rental before I purchased it. The peeling paint, I believe because of location, is from the moisture from the bathroom. There is no fan or circulation in the bathroom. So, when I shower that moisture goes out into the hall where most of the peeling is occurring.
The thing that seems to be stumping the painters I have had look at it is the "spider web" hairline cracks. In every room except the kitchen. This has all occured recently.
I guess I am just concerned when I am getting so many different suggestions from the people who see it. One painter even called me back and said he didn't want to do it at all!