Yes Kitten, your phone is or has been rooted at some point. For 2.2.2 you have to use Gingerbreak to root your phone. I just bought an Optimus T also and absolutely love the phone coming from an old school flip phone. Ill never be able to go back to one of those now. I do notice the slight latency but don't mind much coming from what I had. (Our phones are 600mhz like the iPhone 3/3s, 4/4s are 1ghz.) I wouldn't mind trying to make a custom recovery and loading up some rom like the CM mod but I managed to brick my phone after my first attempt which was just a couple days after I picked up the phone so that pretty much scared me straight. Anyone have a link to a guaranteed to work properly tutorial for flashing the Optimus T?
Oh and excellent analogies there, Andy.