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Back to Fluxbox

I am following Wouter's example and returning to Fluxbox. I certainly thought ion3 was an interesting approach and it seemed like it would be exactly what I needed when I saw Erinn show it off to me in Helsinki. However, over time I developed too many gripes:

There were probably a couple of other minor issues that don't pop to mind right now.

All that said, there are certain things I now miss in Fluxbox, which had been my window manager of choice before Helsinki, that I know what ion3 can do:

... and possibly more. Maybe it's time to look around again for a lightweight, keyboard-friendly window manager (and only that) that's not WindowMaker?