Not apex, not Nova
I have been using Apex for some time, but now I switched to Nemus and I am not looking back:
It looks superb, it is quick and super stable too. And its folder styles rules, IMHO.
Very few things I did not like: I did not find how to order the drawer alphabetically (you can move the icons the way you want, but lack "sort by..."), I do not miss the widget section in the drawer at all, but there is no option to bring it back.
I don't use fancy transition effects, do not expect many of them, some other customization options would be great, it really worth trying!