It's not surprising that my list is similar to drupal's most downloaded list.
admin = vastly improves the ability to configure drupal cck = allows custom fields to be added to content types token = allows variables such as /%%user/ , extremely useful with cck pathauto = automatically renames content from node/136 to "title-of-content" views = allows sorting of content - very powerful! tagadelic = creates a "cloud" of most used tags (very interesting as a block) filefield = universal upload module with size imagefield = better management of image file uploads imageapi imagecache wysiwyg google analytics module xml sitemap lightbox2? video? advanced_help = allows tutorials and specific help for modules captcha = prevent spammers from comments or trying to brute force logins mollom = module to block spam (99.93%) by Dries Buytaert founder of Drupal transliteration = multiple character sets (e.g. cyrillic) i18n = translation of content and menus translation_management = simple centralized management of translations
fckedito & imce?
better_formats = allows a default input format for each role