How about this idea:
A free-formed collection of volunteer gurus pull up interesting answers within a week and provide brief commentary (why this is interesting, which answers are particularly illuminating, etc.) for each answer. Keep it to a small number, e.g. 20.
What do you think? Anyone interested in participating in such a thing? Should this site be a part of SO, or should it be free standing. I'm willing to do a lot of the legwork required.
EDIT: It seems I didn't make the question clear. I'm not talking about search options to list questions with most votes. What I have in mind is selected list of questions with some commentary, kind of like this one (although with more useful comments).