I feel mc (Midnight Commander) deserves a great bump in 2009.
It was dormant for so long and it went back in development (came to life) just this 2009.
The people deserve great appreciation and support - they make a filemanager that is greatly (and undeserved) underestimated today:
The fastest, the most ergonomic and leas 3rd party dependent package on any system i saw ever:
Just enable "lynks like motion" in preferences and start flying trough FS tree
I would voted for konqueror otherwise, but it got mesmerized (?) to dolphin in KDE4 so I don't know any more which is which!
I miss it's tree view so much!
Krusader is a instead, has excellent disk usage tool, but just an't cutting it with it's default preferences IMHO?
So this Year i vote for the resurrected mc! Long live the 'oldies'!