I don't know about everyone else but one thing I am constantly on the lookout for is new chord formations I may not already know. Every time I discover one by accident, by experimentation, by jamming with a friend, or from a website or video I think "Cool!!!". A lot of people seem to use them but they seem hard to find documented anywhere. They tend to add a lot of extra color to the sound and also a lot of times make for easier chord changes. I'll list some basic ones here that I've found and use. If you have any please add them. My chord theory is a little weak so I won't attempt to correctly name any chords here beyond just the chords I tend to replace with them. I've got a lot more, this is just a starter set. If this is common knowledge for everyone else please excuse my ignorance. :-)

E Chord variations I use:
(The right most two are sliding chords that work anywhere on the neck for any chord)
(The _ is for spacing)

E 0 0 12 7
B 0 0 12 5
G 4 9 _9 4
D 2 9 _9 4
A 2 7 _X X
E 0 0 _X X

F chord variation

E 0
B 1
G 0
D 3
A 3
E 1

F#m or F#m7 chord variations

E 0 0
B 0 0
G 2 2
D 4 4
A 4 4
E 2 0

B chord variations

E 0 0 0
B 0 0 0
G 4 4 8
D 4 4 9
A 2 6 9
E 0 0 0

A chord variations

E 0 0 0
B 0 0 5
G 2 6 6
D 2 7 7
A 4 7 0
E 0 0 0

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you might want to check out Paul Baloche's site (leadworship.com) and take a look at his info on the
"open chord concepts"........very worthwhile:)

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