I sadly am not a fan of Awesomebar. It is great in theory, but creates huge menu chains. I actually had my staff ask I remove it from my school site last I used it.
The image show in this post (https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=252385#p1095818) really sums up the issue. Makes things alot harder, not easier.
In short, there is no right answer to help everyone.