Why do you have to do anything to it the first day? Why not learn the DROID in it's stock form first? That'll probably avoid some confusion down the road. Experiment with long-pressing icons on the screen, moving them around ... adding shortcuts, deleting them, and long-pressing the soft keys, etc... Experiment with ALL of the stock apps first. There is plenty for you to do and learn before installing one, single third-party app ... let alone rooting it and installing a new ROM.
RAZR Maxx ... Love it!