Bender, Fry, Ford, and Tom (featuring Darth). That's both a good update and a great band line-up.
Johnny, that's a great write-up of Fry, it actually makes me regret that I didn't include him on my list (he just didn't quite make the cut). Contentment with one's place in life, no matter how "lesser" said position might be, is a great thing in a character, especially one who handles everything so well (he's Dude-like, in that respect). He can be pretty feeble sometimes, but he still asserts himself at the right moments (when he starts throttling Nibbler back in the past is a good highlight for him in that respect). Plus, he was the first to recognize Bender's greatness, and for that he will be spared in the uprising.
And it is always a damn charm to see Spike pop up. That dude just oozed cool in ways previously unknown to man. That I chose him over the more obvious choice of Ed speaks a lot about him (or maybe just the show).
Now, on to the Top 5! Excited for it (and the accompanying write-ups, as those do rule (as previously established)), even though it looks like my #1 and #2 will be sorely absent (still holding out for #3!).