[...] impressions of what may well become my new window manager of choice.I still intend to do a proper window manager roundup, and I intend to re-review Awesome on what will likely be either a largely-vanilla core Unity Linux [...]
What exactly do you mean by that? Don’t most “regular humans” use a keyboard for their computing? Generally I find using a mouse less appropriate (and a lot harder on my wrist – RSI anyone?). You can run Xmonad with Gnome or KDE.
Also, Awesome (in your list) is keyboard-oriented. Both Awesome and Xmonad were derived from dwm.
No, regular humans don’t use a keyboard for working with windows.
Your and my preferences are quite different though. I strongly require keyboard use, but window managers that end up being freakishly keyboard-oriented need to be set aside. I don’t even want to bother hacking through configuration to “fix” those “broken defaults”.
Awesome is keyboard-oriented? I honestly couldn’t tell.
My notes are pretty thin on Xmonad, and my memory is even thinner.. so I may end up revisiting it. If i’m either wrong with my notes, or it ends up being keyboard-oriented by default and there’s a way to configure it to be mouse-oriented for normal users then it would get back in the running.
I’ve been working on some other software, and scripting, so window managers won’t be looked at for a bit. The first release of Oldschool Linux will probably just have Openbox since I can simply copy my local configuration over without much thought.