Yoda was always a loved figure by me as a kid, mostly because he was just simply Yoda. He'd lost most all his gear to GI Joes, but he still hung around with them in his brown suit. His snake wound up with Cobra Commander (of course), or Snake Eyes as an extra pet for him. His coat wound up with a female GI Joe as a cold weather coat... His belt went with whoever it would fit on. Yet Yoda still hung around without his gear, sometimes as a weird mutant genetic experiment gone awry, and sometimes just as Yoda.
For modern, my tip of the hat goes to the VOTC Yoda as my favorite, though OTC Yoda with the pack goes up on the shelf space dedicated to only Dagobah. He's a great "set piece" figure, but I really gravitate to the best articulated version of a figure so VOTC ultimately gets my nod.
I even gave him a vintage Yoda's belt since he was lacking that entirely. I also have given him a Vintage Yoda's snake. He deserved both IMO. He's one of the tiniest and best accessorized figures on my shelf, haha.
He has those skinny little old man legs too, and he's as close to super posable as the figure can be I think, so I just really like how he looks. His face isn't the best, but I think it's very far from bad. I don't know that any modern figure has ever truly captured the original puppet's look quite exactly, so they're all off. Vintage isn't bad, but it's kind of like the moderns in that it's just not quite right either.
I'm hoping for a softgoods backpack to put a full Yoda figure into too.