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Well, now that it's votin' time... I use CWM on my OpenBSD machines and FVWM on my other machines. I don't like giving terse responses, so... CWM is a very lightweight window manager that started out as a port of EvilWM but ended up being entirely rewritten. There are no window decorations, and very nearly everything can be controlled by the keyboard. There are builtin functions for completing programs, "commands" (which are like program shortcuts you setup), and SSH host entries (gotten from your known_hosts file). You can put windows into "groups" and then show only a single group at a time, effectively creating virtual desktops. If a window is not in a group, it is always shown, like being "sticky" in virtual desktop parlance. However, unlike virtual desktops you can show multiple groups at the same time. Additionally, you can select windows by searching for their title, which is cool if you've got just a ton of windows all together in the same group. The code seems very stable to me personally at this point (I've never had a crash yet after a few months of using it). While it's developed in the OpenBSD project, the code can be slightly modified to run on Linux as well.
TWM is the window manager I use most now. Fluxbox is ok, and what I use the second most, and I still think FVWM is the most powerful window manager available -- I just don't need that power right now so I'm not using it currently.