If you're making a list, don't go on. Less is more. To say the least. Less.
Seems like everyone makes Top X lists these days. 35 this. 50 that. 100 the other thing. Maybe they're link-bait posts. It must be effective, because they're everywhere. But why is it that nobody seems willing or able to parse through the datamass and recommend a useful number?
Do I really want to trawl through the "Top 50 Tutorials" for doing x or the "Top 100 Twitter Applications"? All I need is the one that works. The "top" one. Your best recommendation. The other 99 aren't all that helpful. There's Google for finding oodles.
To all Top 100 list-makers: If you have taken the time to go through all of these sites/resources and write up a paragraph on each, maybe pulled a screenshot or logo, couldn't you, like, give one or three the nod?
What are the best three Twitter apps? [Tweetdeck (Air), Twittelator Pro (iPhone), Tweetie (Mac OSX)]
What are the best two CSS grid systems? [960, Blueprint]
What are the best four coffee shops in Boulder? [Sidneys, The Cup, The Laughing Goat, Unseen Bean]