Action Launcher has long been a favorite of our readers and it deserves a spot on this list. It comes with a stock Android kind of look but with several unique features baked in. Some of these include Quick theme which uses your background to determine the theme accents, Covers which is a unique take on folders, Quick page which is like a hidden home screen you can access almost anywhere, and plenty more. It has a long history of being stable with frequent updates. You can also follow developer Chris Lacy on Google+ by clicking here for news about updates.
[Top ten] Excellent Launcher
Action Launcher 3 is the best Android launcher on the market. The developer is incredibly responsive and so is the software. It is chock full of useful features and I don't think I'd stay on the Android platform without it! (note - this was a 1 star review due to a recent update breaking functionality that was important to me. The developer deployed a patch to fix it within 48 hours - that's just how awesome they are!)
Tips for using the product
I love the quick theme element to this launcher and how it utilizes the color palette from the background image. The Nexus/Pixel launcher element integration is great as well. However I do hope you guys extend the quick theme to the widgets. Having the Google pill match the rest of theme would be awesome as well as being able to change the text color of the date widget since white text on white backgrounds isn't readable. Those small things aside this is an amazing launcher!