Can you tell us which ones you would classify as "essential-essential-essential" ; "essential-essential" and just plain "essential"?
Which ones you use or have come to appreciate most?
Well, as I already mentioned I consider Adblock Plus with the Updater to be my most essential. I don't want a bunch of junk staring me in the face as I am trying to do my work. Coupled with that NoScript will kill all scripts except on sites you allow. This also kills of a bunch of extra junk.
Add Bookmark Here just makes bookmarking sites much easier, similar to Maxthon which I used before Firefox. The sort bookmarks is useful to keep things in order as Firefox just seems to add them and has no way built in to sort them.
TabMixPlus is definely a must have, no questions about it. When I started using it it did not have as many functions, but just last week it was updated and now includes the functionality of several extensions all in one. This makes it much easier for me not having to have extra extensions yet having the same functions. I prefer using a sigle browser window with lots of tabs, and this extension makes it very easy to do this. Also it allows you to set it so new tabs open next to the current. I could just go on and on about this one...
Mr Tech Local install is very usful for many reasons. For one it can remove the delay for installing new extensions. For another it can overide compatibility checking like the nightly tester tools. It has many other functions too, way to many to list. If you want to know more look at http://www.mrtech.co...l_install/index.html
What can I say about minimoze to tray, it help keep the taskbar uncluttered. Plus you have quick access to Firefox.
OpenLinkIn is very useful in that it extends the context menu on links giving you many options as what to do with that link. For me that is very helpful and much better than the default settings.
I think that covers everything I listed as essential. I use all these extensions daily, though it seems the list is growing each day also.
PS mouser, feel free to move this discussion as many others could benefit from this information.