Grumbling about how Apple wrecked the Finder when switching to OS X has been going on since OS X was first released.
With Mavericks, Apple stepped even farther from this Spatial Finder model, where it's apparently not even possible to have a double click/⌘↓ open a new window by default (it works in windows without toolbars, but the newly opened window will, by default, have a toolbar…).
My question is this: is there a third-party Finder replacement that behaves in the spatial way that Siracusa's ten-year-old manifesto calls for?
Note that it is possible to quit the program that Apple calls
Is there some other program I could launch in its place that would give me the behavior he describes, most notably the binding of one folder to one window that retains its state with regard to position, size, color, etc.?