So I just rooted my Telus HTC Desire and installed OpenDesire 2.2 and I have to say I am quite enjoying the speed boost and the A2SD functionality, though didn't realize how much Sense UI was responsible for. The root process was quick and painless, taking just under an hour to do for the first time with several wipes and updating the radio. The task bar and icons look pretty bad in vanilla android, though I understand these can be modified on a rooted device? Is this a difficult process? Also the default gallery application for pictures and icons is ridiculously slow. It took almost 40 minutes to load and I only have a dozen folders of icons and no large images. Is there a good replacement for this, or is it possible to install select apps from Sense UI? If I decide to install a custom ROM with Sense UI would I just follow the same steps I followed while installing OpenDesire? This will not undo my root as long as I use a custom ROM? Also, I'm a little confused on whether or not it matters which rom I'm using with the SLCD screen, does the ROM itself have to support it, or only the custom recovery image I've already installed?