So this was mentioned here, but it looks like a working Helix Launcher 2 is now in the market. I installed it when the 2.1 OTA hit with the hopes that it would get an update. This morning an update hit and there it was. The release notes didn't say anything about the Droid but after trying it everything looks good. Swiping between screens seems smoother than Helix Launcher 1 and the 2.1 default home. The app drawer takes a while to load the first time but seems to go fast after that and scrolling through it seems decent enough.