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For me it was a choice between Nemo and MuCommander. I use each one but for slightly different purposes. I chose Nemo for nostalgic reasons because in Linux Mint 17.1 Emblems are back and your folders can each have a different colour. Otherwise the functionality is more or less the same. MuCommander is easier if you need to move large amount of files. Also MuCommander allows you to overwrite files by ticking a checkbox whereas Nemo prompts you on each file.
I am with AstroGeek on this. I use the shell, and only shell. I have to - I don't even have a GUI installed. I will, therefore, not vote on this category and skew the results (however minor that would be). BTW: Bash is also my shell of choice for this.
In the beginning there was the Norton Commander (I still have my original 5 1/4 install floppies). Now there is the Midnight Commander. Man shall not live by bash alone, but by every command that shall proceed through the Midnight Commander.
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
To my mind the shell can be used to manage files but it is not a "file manager". My understanding is that a file manager is a program designed to allow one to view and manipulate files and directory structures in ways not possible in the shell.
For instance, historically, files on the the DOS/Netware machines of my youth could be manipulated through DOS -- heck, DOS means "Disk Operating System", however the file manager Xtree allowed one to visualise the layout of files and directories and manipulate them using different methods to the DOS shell. This, to me, defines a file manager -- it's an addition to the shell allowing file manipulation visually.
I voted for Dolphin because of its versatility and ability to search files and the content of documents, with Baloo or Strigi depending on the version of Dolphin. I often use Konqueror for file browsing when I am using Konqueror as a web browser.