Bring your own list of recipes you'd like to build, and we'll do it collectively. Need a specific type of web server? Want to build out a secured base system (with remote logging, host-based IDS like OSSEC or AIDE, etc.)? A developer desktop system with everything you need to be productive (from one cookbook)?
Joshua Buysse commented
David -- looks like someone has a decent start on the workstation part: https://github.com/kitchenplan/kitchenplan. It looks like they'll accept pull reqs for additional platforms and features, currently supports OSX (well) and Ubuntu (somewhat).
There's also sprout (evolved from pivotal_workstation): https://github.com/pivotal-sprout/sprout. Neither one is perfect -- kitchenplan looks closer to what you're talking about.
David Naughton commented
I've been looking at Boxen (http://boxen.github.com/), and wishing something similar existed for Ubuntu, and thinking of writing it myself. Boxen is based on Puppet, but I was thinking of using Chef. So I'm particularly interested in your "developer desktop system with everything you need to be productive (from one cookbook)" idea. Perfect!