Just curious: with E16, I can do alt+middle button drag to resize the closest side of the window I'm in.
Do gnome key bindings allow that?
Can I double click or middle click on the title bar to roll the window up into a 12 pixel title bar only windows in gnome?
As for your comment that I spend a lot of my personal time I'd rather spend on programming I enjoy :) to maybe get gnome to do what enlightenment has done for me for 12 years or so, that's possible, but
a) I'm not sure I have the current programming knowledge to do this
b) I definitely don't have the time to spend on something that's already working just fine in E :)
c) More generally I have seen gnome farther and farther away from what would be a DM/WM I'd like, because "I'm not the target user", so it would take me more and more time to fix it to do what I already had and still want.
Gnome gets to target whatever users they chose, I find it sad that said target user is so far from the long time linux power user that I am, but as long as linux doesn't more or less force me to use gnome, I don't care too much.
For what it's worth, one of the reasons I did just dump ubuntu was because it was clear that they only tested a few WMs/DMs (and really only one) that they target. e16 does not even work at all in ubuntu for what it's worth (yes, I obviously fixed it back when I was using ubuntu), but that, the continuous network-manager breakages, unity, and the utter nonesense that is plymouth, was enough to make me switch back to debian.
I don't really want to go the same road with gnome, I already know it's unlikely to end well, so I won't waste my time or yours :)