I just recently did an fresh install and I have all my backed up data on a smb share on my NAS. Only problem: Thunar can't seem to connect to MSHOME or WORKGROUP (the two things that appear under network). Every time I try to connect it tells me "Failed to retrieve share list from server." I have gvfs and gvfs-smb installed.
I think either you need authentication to them or that you need to manually mount the shares.
I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.