i am in a different school of thought..
i like to do the rooting via command lines.. and see what each step does.
so I understand it more... i has come in handy to understand some of the other mods and what they want to be done
rooting for me.. if you can follow instructions to back a cake.. you can root.
I dont like clockwork and rom managers either...
when these fail you and you are stuck.. you have no idea what to do!