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+1 to Dolphin. I use it all the time, especially in gnome. Why? i like the little plus symbols for highlighting files when they're not all in a nice neat square. I also like how when you drag and drop a file in Dolphin, you get the option to, copy, move, or create a symlink. Konqueror also has these features and i personally like it better as a file manager, but i think konqueror as a web browser is horrible, and as a gnome user, i'd rather bring in just a file manager then, a swis army knife file manger web browser combo. And for these reason, i use Dolphin.
A additional note that's just come to mind, i also like how Dolphin doesn't try to take over the desktop in xfce, like bloody Nautilus does. I hate Nautilus.
Nautilus and it's forks are excellent, so is Dolphin. But I need a icon based fm with instant access to command line where I can see output on stdout/stderr. And I need a fm which actually uses the extra cores on my box for something useful. And I don't need extra crap on my fm apart from icons (like bookmarks, menus, trees and the like): I want to be distracted the least from my work, which is darn more important. And I never want to be treated like a moron: if I want bookmarks, I will define them, I do not need a filemanager to create bookmarks and directories and tell me tha't where I should keep my "videos", "music" or whatever.
That's why I use Rodent.
Granted, Rodent is still missing things like transparent access to mobile phones, ftp servers, ssh/sftp hosts and smb servers, but that stuff is in the oven and will soon be available to the general public.
I do like Thunar, if i'm not using Dolphin, it'll be Thunar. I've never looked into the the Thunar extensions. I should, and if i'm happy, maybe i can replace Dolphin and have a more native file manager to my gtk environment.