I dont even have my phone yet (today after work) i think i have alot figured out already. I am comfortable rooting it for sure but where my confusion lies is here: All of these roms out there are basically like a tweaked OS i can drop on my phone that give you different options and interfaces/gui. So everytime you switch to a new rom you lose your data right?? Because you are basically flashing it. So can you back up the data in that rom and push to another rom easily or are you better off redownloading apps and resyncing your pim data manually. And as far as purchased content you obviously can back that up and reinstall to new rom? Am i on the right page here? i am just trying to put it all together in my head. So then when i get my phone i would probably want to root first thing and find the rom i like before entering any data and tweaking? Thanks in advance! and i hope i can conribute to this forum very soon.