I’m only interested in quality, not speed, so in regards to Lite-On drives, the one thing I’d like to see you put the most work into is EOHT.
Let me clarify that slightly. Lite-Ons are already fast enough with stock firmware, so speed enhancements for them are about as useful as speed enhancements for a Nexperia BenQ. The drives that really need speed patches are the Samsungs, which are as slow as turtles (with apologies to my turtle friends).
As a side note, I’m still amazed at the number of people who say they only use their Lite-On as a reader/ripper, and not as a writer. Shame on you. The latest Lite-On models are way better at burning than you think. The idea that Lite-Ons can’t compete with Pioneer, Optiarc, and Samsung for burning is so out of date.
And thank you immensely for the thing I feel has been your most important contribution, the Flash, EEPROM, and Settings utilities for the Lite-On drives. Those I use constantly, even though I use your firmware patches very little.