I'll post a list of mods I'm currently using for the game. These mods are found on the game's Steam workshop page and are super easy to install with just a simple "subscribe" click =P.
Freedom of movement:
Instant crafting (like the beta days):
Larger lockers and Larger lockers improved:
Improved food descriptions (buff effects and such):
Weapon stats (like the beta days):
Improved containers (allows you to name and sort your own containers):
Those are the mods I'm currently sporting atm and give me that nice blend of the current game plus parts from the beta days that aren't with the current version of the game. Anyone who is on my friend list on Steam can easily see what mods I've favourited, just in case anyone wants to know what I'm using/will use.
The game has had mod support since it entered early access back in Dec 2013, today mod support is still as strong as ever with new mods coming out every few days.
Two mods alone today that I'll be looking into:
Time control Tech: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=740266309
Weapon fusion station: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=741491949
Gardenbot2 : Reboot Edition (build your own bots that can mine areas for you, take care of your own crops and farm them etc):
Explorerpod (your own racial vehicle to use, despite the game allowing for other vehicles already):
Earth's Finest - Crew Improvements: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=733139672
Matter Manipulator Manipulator: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=729427900
Disabled drop for Survival Mode (you won't drop items in survival mode with this mod for those that don't want to drop items and pick them up again after death):
Dang, that's a lot of mods for the game already. I'm surprised you don't have the frackin' universe mod in there. I hear that one's pretty awesome xD
I can make a section purely for mods in the OP.