It doesn't matter the fandom, the pairing, the rating. Whatever you love best in your work, that's what I want to read. The payoff? You mean other than feeling all glowy about your own work? Feedback of course.
C'mon...even if you've only just passed my lj on a whim, just rec me a work. It's all snowy and blah outside and I'd love to read some lovely stories. Or evil stories. Or dark stories. Or happy stories.
Anything, really. *g*