I like to use Fetch ftp client (free to academic users) with ftp://nwftp.drew.edu/
to access my files . It has the nifty feature of letting you edit files which it takes care of downloading and uploading in the background when you save them. Plus it has the cool dog cursor (and is an old hand in the Mac world)!
(BTW, Mike, CIFS works fine for me, maybe even a bit snappier than afp when in the office.)
(Krista, did I ever tell you that I own Spider-Woman #1?)