The only thing Nautilus annoying is the default icon display at the location. To permanently change it to location bar without clicking Ctrl+L everytime, simply:
- install yum dconf-editor.x86_64
- fire up dconf-editor
- under org > gnome > nautilus > preference > "always use location entry"
- be sure to have your existing Nautilus instance close, else you will find the check box cannot be ticked.