Ok, it was all in good fun.
Let's not derail the thread when I'm right.
The real point is rooting is full of awesomeness.
Here, you can use it to install roms that give the menu button on top of the back button and reclaim some screen real estate. That's just one example.
To the topic of this thread, source code gives more information to rom developers.
And in this case, information definitely is power.
Those are the real takeaways from this thread.