Since I'm such a Negative Nancy, I thought I'd throw out a list of the people that really make me smile in the community. There may not be many of them, but they do shine. mDiyo Author of Natura and Tinker's Construct, this fellow not only has a good attitude about things, accepting suggestions and discussions when it's reasonable for him to do so, he also publishes under an open-community license and welcomes derivative works. His ideas are amazing, and any deep modularity and complex integration in a mod is something I enjoy immensely. Bluedart Author of Dartcraft, this fellow isn't afraid to mess with other mods, and has really gone out of his way to make player choice his #1 priority. He turns the entire world of Minecraft into even more of a play-dough set than it already was, giving you the tools to do anything you need at any time you need them. And he is so well-spoken, I almost imagine he could be a professional literary author. The Logistic-Pipe Dev Team These folks are really going the extra mile, making Buildcraft pipes their willing bitches to make a glorious visible living automaton out of everything you ever do. Don't get me wrong: Applied Energistics is neat, tidy, and efficient, but there's just something frickin' awesome about pressing a button and watching shit fly everywhere in an industrial ballet. And the icing on the cake? Buildcraft reimplements the auto-crafting table to be useless in Logistic Pipes despite that table being a core element of any Logistic Pipe system, so the devs just say "Challenge Accepted" and make their own. Boom! MachineMuse Author of Modular Powersuits, who has chosen both scala and glsl to be her bitches of choice to bend to her creative will, with an open attitude and great ideas, and even a neat hand with a 3d modeller, she's turned Steve into an electrically-charged superhero. If you ever want to see someone making Minecraft do things it honestly shouldn't have been able to ever do given the skill of its original author, look no further than this lady. Searge (EDIT) And how could I forget the creator of MCP, what makes this all possible? As open a mind as they come, sharing his effort with all of the community out of the goodness of his heart, and even running coding contests for fun to encourage new modders to get into the scene, he's the lynchpin of everything. If he ever burns out on Minecraft, ladies and gentlemen, we're completely and totally fucked, so keep him happy as long as he deserves to be. This is not an exhaustive list, but this is what I came up with on the top of my head. Have I missed anyone else deserving of the title "Awesome And Open Minded Creator Of Stuff"? Post away.