Edit: some experiences with keyboard driven WM's
EDIT: The thread went from asking advice on keyboard driven WM's to sharing my exploration. The subject has been edited accordingly.
I tried Ion2 and Ion3 briefly, but didn't really get the concepts yet. Then I tried WMI but, not knowing vi very well, was completely lost. Now I'm using WMII and I'm seriously considering replacing Enlightenment DR16 with it, or something similar.
Has anyone here had a lot of experience with such window managers, to the point where they could write a somewhat comprehensive comparison, or just give some quick thoughts on strengths and weaknesses?
I still find myself using the mouse quite a bit, but I definitely like the fact that if I'm at the keyboard, I don't have to switch to the mouse unless an application like Firefox demands it. Likewise, I like little touches like being able to left and right click the bar to change workspaces if I'm already using the mouse.
And I have to say, I used to use application keyboard shortcuts very little, but now with WMII I'm exploring them a whole lot more. That's definitely a good thing, because while a lot of them were slower when the WM required the mouse, they're without a doubt faster now.