DUDE!!!!! I was thisclose to buying another bionic! I tried the first option on rootzwiki. It worked! It helped that rsd lite started recognizing the phone in fastboot (it wasn't doing so for most of yesterday). I was skeptical throughout the process. With each step, I thought "okay that worked, but it will fail at the next step." Even as the phone rebooted, I thought "I froze here yesterday, it will today." Can you tell yesterday was a long day :-)?
Thanks so much. As for me. Lesson learnt. I won't be bricking this baby again. I will root again. But no custom roms for me...There 's nothing wrong with roms, I just think I screwed up trying to go back to the stock motoblur from eclipse.