This year I've been in a journey to be more comfortable with my window manager/desktop,
dwm served me well for a long time, but I needed more flexibility and ease of configuration.
My journey came to an end for now, with i3, a tiling window manager with a very good documentation and very similar to
For the status bar I am using py3status, which is a Python library for i3 that works. The code could be better, but It's easy to create your own plugins, I have started two for now.
My i3 configuration can be found in my dotfiles.
A good reference on how to start with i3 on ArchLinux.