I’ve been using the i3 Window Manager for a little while now on my laptop. For those of you who don’t know, i3 is a tiling window manager somewhere between wmii and awesome.
I personally find it’s minimal enough to be quite nice on my 15" laptop, but still implements useful things like notifications, systray, and a normal way to log out.
My customizations are available on my github with config file an support scripts. The big things it does is set up i3lock (with a fuzzed background, thanks to Image Magick), starts a bunch of baseline stuff, and fixes the Chrome App List.
So keyboard-based window management is here to stay for me. Good luck getting me on vim or emacs, though.