Hi, yes, happy to help...
let me see now.... the plugins I use to enhance the user experience are:
* AMR users
>> Theme-My-Login is easy and provides nice integrated log & registration pages.
>> AMR-users is for making a display list of members. Nice for having dynamic links under texts, which came from the URA custom fields.
at this point, everything was going great.
Then I added one more element for making a super sweet Profile page with user photo or avatar. Unfortunately there really is no 'quality' plugin out there in the world for doing this without Gravatar dependency (yechh).
I deleted that plugin, which was called: Simple Local Avatars