Well, as cool as it was to be running CM7, I had to go back to my rooted stock 2.2.2 today. Lockscreen would NOT unblank for me, and I ran into several apps which I use most frequently that either would not install or force-closed when I tried to run them. Since this is a work-in-progress and I depend on my Vortex on a day to day basis, I'll wait a bit and let things develop a bit further.
Thanks for all the hard work, BobZhome. I'll stay tuned for further developments!