While I may not agree with Ben Hunt, author of Save the Pixel about the site choices (there are LOTS of great sites out there), I do think the points he makes about each of the sites are right on target and helpful in thinking about whatever design work we may do in the future.
The keys to being on Ben’s list appears to be very content/subject focused. No fancy interactions (there is only one Flash site on the whole list).
I’m excited to see 37Signal’s new site make the list. I am a huge fan of their work and highly recommend their products and books.
Reviewed on WebDesignFromScratch.