I wouldn't have found unstable for months yet if you hadn't pointed it out, Joe1962. Could be very useful.
BTW, gvfs is now optional. Even if used, its dependencies have been greatly reduced. http://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM_build_and_setup_guide
. Further details are earlier in the blog link I posted.
It'd be nice if someone would package it so we could help test, but I'm not ready to actually request it. As for me, I've decided to pull my hair out over something else as my first packaging attempt.