I agree with xor in that tiling only works in some situations and for me they are outnumbered by the ones where proper tiling is in conflict with the programs I use.
My first tiling experience was with dwm which I am still fond of for its cheer minimalism but its fundamentalism collide with too many programs. Musca is the one I think worked best of the ones I tried.
For now I have settled for pywo-supported Openbox. Does that make me a tiler or some sort of heretic?
its fundamentalism collide with too many programs.
Some programs opening new windows for user interaction were not handled gracefully as far as my memory serves. I remember dwm and/or those pop-up windows ending up in some sort of self-oscillation. The stance of the suckless people was that this was not their problem, it was caused by others not adhering to whatever standard was cited.
All from memory...
No, I don't remember which programs were affected but it must have been something I wanted to use.
Most stuff from suckles is great I think. I use dmenu daily (and whish it was possible to do that on W7 at work too) and surf on a regular basis.