I just stumbled in another question (http://askubuntu.com/questions/86749/how-to-change-the-file-manager-from-nautilus-to-marlin) upon the filemanager "Marlin".
I tried it a bit, and it seems to suit me more than Nautilus. except one tiny thing...
I had Nautilus-integrators for SVN, GIT, Bazaar, Mercurial, CVS. Not as a replacement for the commandline tools, but I wanted to see the status of a file in the filebrowser.
Are there Plugins for Marlin that have at least these status icons? Context menu for the various VCS is not needed but would be nice for quickaccess.