Ok, we did "best villain" and, no surprise, Iago killed it. I'm actually surprised that it was such a runaway, I thought Aaron would make a stronger showing.
So, what's the villain landscape look like when we rule out all the big names? I'm curious about the Don John's of Shakespeare's canon. Who is your favorite "villain who's not really much of a villain"? Every time I see Much Ado I can't help but imagine Don John as this sort of Snidely Whiplash character with the big black cape twirling his handlebar mustache. "A wedding??! I must wreck it! Bwahahahaha!"
I suppose Shylock might fall into this category, but it's hard to really see him as the villain, given our modern understanding of his situation. Is Petruchio a villain? Which plays don't have a villain at all? Is there a villain in Midsummer?