Best no-root notification bar replacements

Just curious if you guys have know of any good (seamless) menu bar replacements. I'm getting sick of the default HTC notification bar, but am not quite ready to go down the flashing & rooting rabbit hole on my DNA yet. (Paranoid Android did exactly what I wanted from this on my Incredible 2)

I've tried a couple different bars with mixed results. Problem is, a lot of these just dont run great.

So far iNoty is the best I've seen. I love the look of it, and it runs super smooth. But it replaces the android notification shade (pulldown) with a more iOS like notification system, which I'm not a fan of.

I'd like something that runs as smooth as iNoty, but still functions like the regular android notification shade.

Any suggestions? Have you guys tried customizing the notification bar?