Well that's what caused my scare last night was XDA. I was editing the framework to hopefully add CRT animations but when I added the framework I couldn't change my wallpaper anymore. I then placed the first framework-res back and I think I forgot to change the permissions when I stuck it back into the framework folder, which might have caused the problem.
I have almost religiously been reading both this forum and XDA in hopes of finding how to add any of those cool effects so maybe I will just start a new thread and ask, it seems all their questions get answered so it'll be worth a shot.
One thing I want to know is how did you get a splash screen on your phone? I know how to change boot/down animations but I haven't figured out splash screen yet, I really want to change it.