Click here to be taken to a list of fics that I reccommend reading. They include several stories from numerous archives that may require you to register and login before you can access the story. This list is one that I maintain for my own personal use, as it is rather annoying to maintain a list of favs on the various archive websites. I'd rather just have all my favs in one spot. Hence the link. :D I add stories to this list on a weekly basis, so it is always being updated.
All I really want is to be entertained by the story. I value good story telling. And if someone uses something that is overly cliche or even taboo while telling their story -- as long as they support those plot devices within the story, more power to them. But you have to convince me. I can turn a blind eye to many things as long as the storytelling is solid.