Originally Posted by i.have.droid
Awesome post except one thing. You don't mention any negatives of rooting at all. Like, when will it have 4g support...etc.
You also have the option of using a stock rooted rom - and then you have everything the stock phone has, 4G, all of it - plus the advantage of being able to rip out the bundleware that came with the phone, as well as any social networking apps you don't care about - as well as access cool root-only tools like ShootMe.
You can also get that as a deodexed version, allowing you to further customize things.