Hah, scary! I installed XFilesDialog, and it is the best alternative to File-Ex I have seen so far. At first glance anyway. It seems to do what I need it to do.
I could do without the constant damn beeping though. That developer really loves making your internal PC speaker beep, I've noticed. Every time XFilesDialog processes a window (which isn't always when you'd expect), it friggin beeps! Just a trick to annoy you into registering. His other application, SysTrayX, emits a pretty long, annoying beep, when you least expect it. That's really cool when you're up at 3AM and no one else in the house is.