> I see awesome as the first window manager in donkey's years
> that stands a chance of being configurable enough to supplant
> fvwm on my desktop.
Awesome is hardly the first programmable window manager (or even window manager programmable in a functional language). You must have missed at least sawfish (former sawmill), which has been the default WM in GNOME for years.
Yes, I am a happy sawfish user (now with XFCE), thanks for asking ;-)