Many thanks to baldwinguy77 for creating such a SOLID daily driver in Shiny. As with several others within the past couple pages of discussion, I, too, migrated over to Shiny this weekend from Pete Alfonso's Bugless Beast -- I won't be going back. Not because Pete doesn't do good work (he most certainly does), but it's going to be hard to give up the 4.2.1 experience now that I've had a taste. Thanks also, baldwinguy77, for posting exact installation/migration directions within your OP -- it helps those of us who don't "crack-flash" like we used to have the step-by-step handy. I had zero issues upgrading to 4.2.1 from 4.1.
Now, can I get some opinions on different kernel usage with Shiny? Not asking for the "best," as I know everyone's mileage varies depending on their phone and their setup. I will say that on Bugless Beast 4.1, I switched between Franco (used that most of the time), Trinity (best battery life but crashed my GNex intermittently), and LeanKernel (which was used for past week on Pete's BB with good results). Since I liked Trinity kernel, but it didn't seem to like my BB setup, I installed it while flashing Shiny this past weekend -- seems to be working very well and I'm getting great battery life again...had a 13-14 hour day on Saturday, with moderate usage and about 1.5 hours of screen time. Some general stutters here and there, but I attribute that to Shiny and a new kernel settling into its first few days of usage.
What say you, RW'ers? Tell me about your kernel experiences with Shiny, if you have the time and inclination...
Honestly, I love imoseyon's LeanKernel - the interactivex governor that seems to only appear in his kernels is just fantastic - real, measurable battery increases (on the order of 10 to 20 percent for my usage patterns) that I get from a hotplugging governor, plus the responsiveness of the interactive governor when the screen is on. I've tried a couple 4.2 roms now, and LK seems to improve all of them. And, though I don't use franco's kernels, I got his paid-for app since it supports his own kernel as well as imoseyon's, since it makes updating the kernel a breeze.
LeanKernel plus Shiny seems to be working quite well so far for me.