I wanted to wait till Kari Pätilä would make the font game a bit more difficult, and now it is harder indeed. Try it out!
Another fun font game I found is the typetest. You actually can type any characters, but the downside is that the game was done by russian programmers, hence some of the fonts have different name/are not well-known outside of Russia. Still good.
Athelas looks like a great text face, designed by José Scaglione (with help from Veronika they say).
Very clear, very legible, with all the contemporary OpenType features: small caps, (a lot of) discretionary ligatures, old style figures, tabular figures, symbols & math symbols, pleasant italics, support for 40 latin languages, you name it!
Ordering details & specimen at Typetogether.
Oh, and if you hurry up, you'll get their Cora Basic for free, just fill in this form. Limited time only!
Lola comes with 5 weights (plus beautiful italics), huge language support, and a feminine touch. But everything feminine has downsides: starting at £60 per weight, Lola likes the rich guys with fast cars.
The other work by Fontsmith is well worth checking, they also make a lot of custom type, the new Xerox font for example.
For years German type designers (and designers in general) led debates if they needed a capital eszett (lowercase eszett: ß, sometimes called "German B" too). The background was the unclear use of ß in an all-caps word, a name for example. Seeing a lowercase letter in an all-caps word is weird, so it's also been substituted by an SS, but in a name an ß isn't equal to SS.
Then some type designers started making their own versions of capital eszett, and the others responded that historically such a glyph never existed, since ß is an ss ligature and it still looks weird (which I think it does).
And now it's official: Unicode 5.1 contains the "capital sharp s" with the number U+1E9E. Yay!
Eason is a (yet another) take on Jenson's roman and is great for long copy, but also looks interesting in headline sizes, excellent for magazine use. The italics are also suited for setting long texts, because they aren't too slanted. Get it at Fountain!
Scout by FontBureau's Cyrus Highsmith was actually designed for Entertainment Weekly. And now we have a typeface which is cooler than FF DIN, fresher than Trade Gothic, and not as strange (sometimes) as ITC Conduit.
And of course FB doesn't just offer a font, they offer a lot (24) of styles starting at $40 which is reasonable.