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I voted for metacity. I like plain vanilla metacity, without gnome. I also like nautilus as a file manager only (nautilus --no-desktop). Desktop Environments are unnecessary resource hogs IMO, unless you consider 3d and animated effects, or multiple and redundant means to access files necessary.
Distribution: FreeBSD(preferred), Fedora 15, WebOS, Mac OS, NetBSD, Ubuntu (if I have no other choice)
Openbox. It does what any good window manager should do, and not much more. Low resource usage, reliable, easy to use, and easily configurable via it's straightforward and flexible xml configuration files. I can't imagine using any other box, except for maybe some tiling wm's which have some features that Openbox obviously lacks, however their interfaces are typically a little GNU screen-like and masochistic, unfortunately.
Awesome WM here =). I even use it on my high-powered gaming desktop machine, just because I can't seem to be content without a tiling wm. Was using KDE for a while...
Awesome is just plain awesome on my laptop, though. No need to use the mouse =)
I honestly haven't tried any tiling WM besides awesome, though... Downside to awesome is how the config file format keeps changing and causing awesome to totally fart... then I need to vimdiff the rc.lua before I can get my gui open =(