Probably showing my age, here, but this suggests adding a category called "The Mod Squad."
I suggested a RasPi modding thread. It would be nice to have a dedicated thread. So far I have seen the following Hardware Mods:
Removed LAN9512 chipset (godFather89 I believe)
Removed Ethernet Connector (Guess ^^ who?)
Removed Composite connector (godFather89 and others)
Removed USB connectors and pinned it out (oliverjenkins)
Another person hardwired the USB
Changed power connector
Changed Linear to Switching regulators
PiPass to bypass polyfuses at USB
Replaced USB fuses with 1ohm resistors
Added higher rated poly fuses (Me)
RasPi powered fans (USB and GPIO)
Added Heat Sinks. (lots of people)
And other mods I am sure I have not seen yet.