This was a comment I left for @cacheflowe in response to all the massive list-compiling that's going on. Basically, I think it's a bad idea.
It looks like I'm alone in this but it's been a great community of voices so I'll continue to add mine. I think it's totally wonderful to curate talent and elevate people who are inspiring others. But making lists and having everyone be accessible in one place takes away the beautiful and organic discovery that happens when you follow breadcrumb trails of awesome. I've woven in and out of people's friends or clicked on something interesting that led me down a rabbit hole. This mega compiling sterilizes that experience and generates mass followers who may not be really connecting, or who just don't want to miss out on the "cool" kids. Again, I LOVE that creativity is being supported and promoted. But I vote for organic discovery and randomness. It breeds more integrity. Just my little world view...mega-listing feels counter-intuitive.
I know, I know, I don't have to follow those lists. And until Ello has features like that, they are seen as solutions in lieu of community platforms and groups . But still, something doesn't feel right about it now that thousands of new people are showing up daily. I like when the curation and quality control is unique to the person I'm exploring.