Thanks to Julien, awesome-next now has better support for nautilus desktop and GNOME desktop applets. It is now very well integrated into my beloved desktop. Et ca c'est G..nial!
Switching from wmii, I found plenty of speed, configurability, and plain awesomeness. It took a transition from bash to lua, but it was worth it.
for one thing, everytime the awesome wm gets upgraded, there must be something went wrong; either the configuration should be updated or some widgets didn;t work,
The title pretty much sums it up. I have used most every *nix desktop from Gnome, KDE, Fluxbox, XFCE, etc. and for lightweight awesome is awesome.