finally got out of my Samsung Moment and into an EVO. I'm stoked. I love this forum and look forward to learning/contributing. I have been lurking the last few weeks while I researched new phones, and I see a few old names here I looked at the stickies and whatnot, but a few things go unanswered: 1. do I need to root the phone to get good battery life? 2. Is there a way to root without custom kernels and stuff? Like to just be able to freeze the bloatware with titanium backup or something? 3. can I customize the LED(s) besides which types of notifications make the red one light up? Also, I had been looking forward to Sense but I'm already missing a few 'vanilla' features. Never saw that coming. I'm going to stick it out a bit and see if I get over it, though.