Running Fedora 14 and realize I need to either change distros or find an alternative to GNOME 3 in Fedora 17.
Based on what I have read to-date, XFCE and KDE are the go-to WMs if I want to avoid GNOME 3.
I tried KDE 4 and I wasn't impressed; I like the simplicity of GNOME 2 with Compiz and Emerald.
Can't stay on Fedora 14 forever, however, so...where to turn?
Basically looking for these features in my desktop environment:
GNOME Do or equivalent
Snap to grid/Window tiling
A must-have, the ability to hot key focused window to a monitor grid region is a huge productivity win.
Zoom window to cursor
In a multi-monitor setup sometimes it's nice to, say, GNOME Do > terminal in one monitor and then hot key the opened window to the other monitor just by zipping the mouse cursor anywhere on target monitor (followed by, of course, snap-to-grid hotkey, all without a single mouse click)
At night white background hurts the eyes, so I prefer to hot key polarize to black.
I'm partial to Fedora given that I've worked with CentOS for years and have little experience with any other Linux distro; however, if the difference between Fedora and Arch, Mint, etc. is fairly subtle, I'll make the leap, just need a distro & desktop environment that allows me to be productive with keyboard hot keys and provides the above basic features.