I decided to root my phone because of some guys at work. They had done it and told me of all the benefits (mainly wifi tether). I have yet to flash a ROM because I want to make sure I find one that will work best for me. And also I want to make sure I know what I am doing. Since rooting my phone I have enjoyed other apps that only work with root access. Not really sure what I will try next, but being a gadget type person this keeps me occupied. sn: i think it would be great if android got a netflix app really soon.