I have been using my iPhone 1G ever since it came out and I am wanting to jump to the Samsung Captivate. Initially, I was excited to use Android because of the customization and freedom. I hear about rooting and sideloading, etc which doesn't sound too bad, I like to tweak things. Then I come across a few threads here that got me confused/disappointed based on what little I know of Android. 1) Can I wipe away AT&T's rom and install a clean Froyo rom? Isn't that what rooting allows me to do? 2) AT&T can see what I do with my phone, especially the apps I have installed. Really? Basically, my initial mentality was that I have free roam as long as I root/side load. The more I read, it seems like I am still restricted by the kernel, rom, something. Please clarify or point me in the direction of a guide of how all this comes together.