Gaming site Shoryuken is known for their passionate and highly active community, maybe a little too passionate in fact. Their Tech Talk forums are filled with some of the most knowledgeable people in the realm of arcade joystick controllers, including mods and builds.
Every year, SRK Tech Talk comes out with their own awards for the best among joystick makers, modders and community members. This year, the big winners for their awards include MadCatz, for Best Arcade Stick Of The Year (Killer Instinct TE2 Fightstick), Paradise Arcade Shop, for Company Of The Year, and a tie between modders FreedomGundam and B15sdm, for Best Custom Arcade Sticks Of The Year. You can get more details and see pictures here.