fluxbox + idesk experience
I'm writing this post because I have recently reinstalled gentoo on my laptop and decided I would go with something a little more minimalist (had gnome last time) so I tried fluxbox. I tried fluxbox before but it was only half-hearted.
Well I have to say I really really like fluxbox now that I've figured out how to set background, use idesk for icons, and edit menu. I also have torsmo running as a daemon and my computer is faster then ever. So this basically is an opinion post but I thought it might be helpful for those of you who have thought about diverging from the main wm (gnome; kde) but thought it might be too much work/harm...etc. It only took me about two hours to install, configure, and have a running nice sleek looking fluxbox with background, menu configured, icons, and system monitor daemon.
So if anyone else knows any other tips, tricks, ideas, suggestions, or experiences with fluxbox please let me know. Or if anyone has any questions as to how I set stuff up I will give links and directions that basically anyone could follow and have a nice minimalist wm setup in a relatively short time.