AckisRecipeList is very nice, and it works great with Manufac too!
Of course, it's not documented how it works with Manufac so this could be where some of this confusion is coming from. I found it by clicking the tradeskill button to bring up the Manufac menu, then I went into options and found a new 'Scan Skills' option there. Clicking that brought up the ARL frame. That's a very clean implementation, I have to say.
I can't imagine there being any confusion with other mods, since it opens side by side with the default TradeSkillFrame, and I believe with Skillet and that Advanced thingamajig too.
I used to use TradeskillInfo too, but wmrojer hasn't touched it in a long, long time. The only updates in the currently existing changelog are by other people who're maintaining the translations but not the mod itself. That doesn't bode well with Wrath around the corner. That's why I switched to ARL.
I see your point, and may have to give ARL another try. I use Skillet and was able to see what ARL wanted to show me without any issue, but I found the interface and presentation of information to be much less useful and usable than that offered by TradeSkillInfo :(