I would love to to hear about other enhancements you have as well!
Welp, you've already got AmiDock
on your radar, which was what I was going to recommend.
But I'd also very highly recommend WShell 2.0
. (which I launch from my AmiDock)
I never use the built-in shell or CLI anymore. It's all about WShell, which I hope to go into more detail soon.
It is incredibly deep, but at a very high level it gains you a CLOSE control, so you can just exit from it with the click of a mouse (like the Shell). It also gives you scrollbars
so you never have to pause a directory listing ever again to read all of it. Just scroll up and down like the fancy boys in 3.1 =)
You can even customize the size of the window when it launches to however you like, as well as how the prompt appears.
It's really cool. Installation is kind of difficult (for me) and I need like 30 minutes of quiet focus time while I go through the very long and detailed manual to make sure I know exactly what I'm doing. There's a lot there.
Those two right there ought to be on your list for sure, in my opinion. And now I'm going to go check out the two you mentioned up above.
This 3-day weekend I was planning on installing a CD-ROM filesystem
for 1.3 as well which sounds cool.
1.3 can do most of the things the later versions could do. You can even make your screen gray if you really want to feel modern.