Scotty, Thanks so much for your personal attention and lengthy responses. I know I'm not alone when I say I wish you would let us compensate you somehow (with more than just pressing the THANKS button).
I'm hesitant to flash an ICS ROM only because I don't want to find out that my most-used apps don't work on ICS. Then I would have to restore my GB Nand backup, and could I do that given all the ICS stuff I would have already flashed? I don't think a Nand backup replaces all of it, correct? I'd probably have to flash a GB firmware (with radio) for example?