A feature I always appreciated during my vBulletin.org era a few centuries ago (yeah it's that long already, time flies with XF ) was the Mod of the Month competion. Always gave a good insight what was hot at the moment.
I know the current site staff is already buried under a lot of work but would there be a possibility to set something up as the XF community?
It did seem like it promoted add-on development. I remember developers pumping out add-ons and tailoring features as users needed them, trying to promote getting MOTM recognition. It's a good suggestion. Maybe KAM will take this under consideration when things die down/settle down.