The price was right, the functionality was right, the ease of use was right and the configurability was right. Did I mention that the PRICE was right? Directory Opus is for nerds with deep wallets, no thanx.
ProHuge feature list, something for everyone.
ProExhaustive list of previewable archive formats
ProOption to disable lazy drag-and-dropping
ProLet's you select files by typing any word in the current directory
ProFLAC as well as MP3 Support for Metadata and Previews
ProCan use system, XY's custom copy routines, Fast Copy, and Teracopy interchangably without scripting
ProCan replace Windows Explorer
ProExtremely versatile renaming.
ProClean, uncluttered interface
ProLong path names supported brilliantly
ProFolder sizes shown
ProSeparate 32 and 64-bit context menus
ProCustom file and folder icons
ProSearch and virtual folders
ProEasy to organize lots of files at once
ProUser interface is extremely customizable
ProFaster than Windows Explorer ever thought of being
ProDeveloper is active in the forum as well
ProPortable file extensions
ProQuick audio preview
ProCustomizable keyboard shortcuts
ProThe catalog: an all-purpose area that can be customized for all of your needs
ProThumbnail viewing for images is both fast and customizable
ProLogs plenty of actions for undo/redo
ProEasy to use
ProCustom toolbar buttons
ProNumerous filtering, sorting, and highlighting methods for files
ProLifetime license available
ProFrequent and regular updates
Best file manager in terminal for me. Has a lot of built-in integrations, like with iterm2 to display images, and can be extended with plugins, to get devicons, or fuzzy-file finding vim-like shortcuts, and has integrations in vim and Neovim. Vanilla shortcuts are very good and they can be fully customized...