@officer_falcon: I have around 6 mods to do with lighting and graphics, four separate ones to make me a Warhammer 40k Space Marine, some mod that adds the Khajit continent (the name escapes me), as well as a variety of quality of life changes such as better balanced spell progression, items like belt pouches and bandoliers that increase carrying capacity, and the ability to exchange dragon souls for perks. All in all, it comes out to something like 40 mods.
Gen 7 for the atmosphere of gaming that existed for me at the time
Halo 3 was released in my freshman year of high school, and with it came what I view as the golden age of gaming. Every day after school, it was remarkably easy to just hop online and get a big group of classmates together for custom games, Forge shenanigans, or whatever dumb thing we wanted to do in other games.