Browsing around in the places where I thougth some good ones were (and with a little help from some friends), I came out with my very personal list of good nodes on their way towards the Best Nodes.
This list is most likely to be incomplete, but maybe somebody would like to contribute their own findings.
As always, comments will be appreciated.
(*) update Feb 04, 2004 at 09:28 UTC
After my post, ferrency's node replaced footpad's in Best Nodes. Their rep was respectively 241 and 244.
Almost all nodes in this list were upvoted (46 votes in less than 11 hours). Just to confirm that, in addition to their merit, it's this kind of "exposure" that creates the hall of fame list.