I don't play FTL much anymore, but I still check the forums sometimes. I used to play FTL so damn much, with so many mods, that whenever I look at a new ship I can usually tell right away if I find it interesting or unique enough (in gameplay terms, not artistic) to play. The most I'll do is see how a ship's unique weapons work. I'm sad to say that, so far, I haven't found any new ships that I would add to my list. It is a list of ship mods that are my favorites and that I think are the best, not reviews where I examine the good and bad parts about a ship.
If you do want to discuss ship mods and promote ships that you think are great, which is what I originally hoped for from this thread, then feel free to make those posts here if you want to. That said, while FTL has hundreds of ship mods with FTL AE there have been many fewer new custom ships. If you really want to you can try reviewing ships, it might be possible to cover most of the AE compatible ships right now. I'd recommend doing that in its own thread, but I will link to it in this thread's OP if you want me to.