Yeah I recall the lists being posted back when Skyfall was gathering momentum before its release. Think YOLT did well on most lists in terms of being at worst in the middle. Cheers for the Blofeld explanation. I had it pegged it was his first appearance but couldn't remember for sure
From Russia with Love or Goldfinger would be my #1. Most of the films I haven't seen for a while so I can only recall those I thought absolutely stood out amongst the rest.