I am pleased to read that someone found that question of interest. I was beginning to feel the question had offended the sensibilities of this forum's membership based on some of the responses I read.
"Shine" is interesting but I have always felt it was solely applicable to the achievements of people. It does state in a single word an action that is superior to the norm, but I am not sure it would be applicable to, say, a machine. Maybe it would. I am continuing my search.