Alright so, I'm getting a Nexus 7 32GB today as a Christmas present. I've looked around and have seen various threads about unlocking the bootloader, rooting, and custom ROMs. Now I've done rooting and flashing a ton of times on my LG Esteem and have had no problem while doing it at any time. The customizations are great and give you the most out of the device and I'm curious to see how far the Nexus would go as far as customization. Now I want to know what unlocking actually is in terms of unlocking the bootloader, what the gain is, and what to watch out for when performing the unlock. What are the risks in term of doing so along with rooting in comparison to other devices? What are the chances of bricking this device by doing so? Which ROM/s available for the Nexus 7 would be the best to flash? I also see various recoveries for the Nexus 7. Which is the best choice? Thanks in advance.