Amen Blackbelt! I hear you on the Fluxbox!
VL seems to be the one that does it and does it right
. I love Flux myself though I don't use it 100% of the time---so many window managers, so little time in life you know?
I use VL-5.9 Light, which has LXDE as the default desktop, but I've also got a nice setup of my own Openbox/FBpanel/ROX (the latter for the desktop in preference over pcmanfm), and then with Blackbox as well...
I'll tell you though another window manager that VL does better than all the rest (and I know as I've tried them) and that's JWM. I've never
ever been able to use that WM for more than the time to install another one to get it out of the way and yet in VL Light I can easily work for days in it and enjoy it. I'd love to know how they've managed to achieve what others can't---no matter how many times I've looked over the .conf files. Ah well... some mysteries shall always remain just that, eh?
Always great to see a fellow admirer of the Fluxbox WM and all that it can do!