I continue to try to kill this phone in a day, it just lives. When and IF root ever comes, there is no need to ROM. When I ROM'd in the past it was because I like the tweaks that come with the ROM's. I like the ability to have on/off switches in my drop down shade. I haven't turned anything off EVER with my Maxx.
My GPS always runs and you know what? My phone and apps run better because of it. I'm wondering if that's some of the problem with my previous phones, they would have run better if I would have been able to leave on the GPS and location services.
If you do not have a Maxx and you're on the fence, let battery life and functionality be what pushes you over the edge. Go get one, and live life as you thought life should be lived with a smartphone.