The Samsung Moment is a work in progress for Samsung... There are quite a few issues with the phone running on 1.5. Some of the issues even after CL14 include; -Still slightly bad battery drainage -Can be a little laggy at times -You CANNOT remove the default apps (such as Bejeweled Demo) -It does not allow as much customization as Sense UI -You cannot save your apps to your sd card, making space on the phone limited -We are still waiting for 2.1... -With out a home replacement app you can't have a theme With root these are the benefits; -If you are root you may get the ability to put the 2.1 version on your phone sooner then Sprint will release it. (THIS IS NOT DEFINITE, JUST A POSSIBILITY THAT IS BEING WORKED ON) -You can have a theme without downloading a whole home replacement app -You can customize your boot image -Ability to remove default apps -You get more time out of your battery -The phone is quicker -You can save apps to your sd card and spare the space on your phone -Wifi tethering -Access to root applications Hopefully you are interested in rooting your phone now =). If you are still questioning and not sure, take a look at this forum to see some of the things we are working on and the possibilities of your phone while root; SDX-Developers Forum - Index If you would like to learn more about the process of rooting; Samsung Moment Wiki If you have questions that are not answered in the wiki or forum, or if you want to get started on rooting and don't know where to start, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or add me to gtalk =) P.S.- If you DO NOT like having root access (for some odd reason..) you can always revert back to non-root =). P.P.S.- I know there are others who are willing to help out to and have stepped up in other forums, for those who would like to help the rooting effort just say so and post some way for people to contact you =).