I'll add two contenders to your list, since in 10 posts nobody has mentioned them yet.. BAE 10DC and Dave Hill Titan
(go and research..)
The BAE is absolutely PHAT, gorgeous and fullbodied sounding...immediate love, the Titan
is a very clean and transparent compressor, but it could go super coloured..very cool piece!
fwiw I second the 1176 and the Fatso
I hope this helps,