finally found a perfect launcher https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.whatau.cpl
@tdemin lightning launcher is a good contender if you like deep customization
@Julian that's precisely what I do not want, I'd just like to tweak the defaults a little, but in a way most launchers do not offer (you either have to stick with the defaults, like the original Pixel Launcher forces you to, or make deep changes to the settings). This app is the perfect balance between these two.
@tdemin that's fair, the Pixel App Drawer is pretty amazballs