I root therefore I am.
Don got me rolling on the Hero, then it was akazabam and EarlyMon on the OG EVO. Now I'm on the EvoLTE, rooted and loving my phone!
I rooted as soon as it was available, S-off took a little longer than I liked. I bricked and un-bricked like 6 times before I got it to stick. LOL
Well worth it!