Pat Rothfuss has the beard GRRM's beard would be if it took steroids and mind altering drugs... but I'm missing the point of harping on about it?
In any event - we will have to agree to disagree about the similarity of the polls - I feel they're remarkably similar.
A Dance with Dragons - Also 1st on GR
The Heroes - Also a GR finalist (16th)
The Wise Man’s Fear - Also 3rd on GR
The Crippled God
The White Luck Warrior
Leviathan Wakes - 6th here / 9th on GR SF
Ready Player One - 7th here / 2nd on GR SF
The Iron Jackal by Chris
The Dragon’s Path
Among Others - 10th here / 12th on GR
Prince of Thorns - 11th here / 10th on GR
Haven't looked at the Tor thing but I did see that the list of 415 books (put together to remind voters of the eligible books) did not include Prince of Thorns or Among Thieves... I also heard that some of the top spots were taken by rather unknown books, presumably as a result of concerted fan action.
Small polls are vulnerable to that kind of thing. I think the one here was fair and unbiased but it should be noted that 5 friends could have put any book into the 6th spot.
So, in short, great poll - congratulations to the winners!