I've got a theory about this "Roaming Indicator Off" issue. I could be completely wrong, but it's an idea that just came to me. When I flashed this ROM I did it differently than the way I usually do. When it came time to sign into my Google account I did the tap the corners trick to skip that step and then restore via Titanium Backup. I usually sign in, allow the market to sync and then use Titanium Backup to restore missing apps and data. I just went back to V1.71 and I'm going to reflash - this time not skipping the signing in part and see if anything changes.
EDIT: Nothing changed. It's still there.