You summed that up well.
The question was posed because, after rooting I wanted to flash a few roms and realized there are very few out there without at least a couple of bugs (that I saw anyway.) It made me realize that for now at least I'm totally happy with the freedom root has given me, it really is shocking to see how easy it is to improve performance with a few simple tweaks.
I'll get back to you in three days when I'm bored and I'm feeling the need for Roms ha ha.
Thanks again for your help.