Hello all, I am very, very new to all of this, only had my Ascend a couple of weeks now, and this is my first Android device. I have literally spent days reading around the forum here as well as the internet trying to absorb as much knowledge as I can. And I must admit I am getting a little confused and overwhelmed here - especially with all the acronym usage. So...what I am trying to do: I want to customize and speed up my Ascend. If I am associating ROM correctly as an Operating System, like Windows for the computer, then I would like to install a new ROM, etc. What I have already done: I have rooted my phone using Gingerbreak (running Android 2.2). Downloaded Titanium Backup and Root Explorer, removed all of the OEM junk, except MetroWeb, Mail@Metro and MetroAppstore - on the advice of leaving those. I also have CPU Master but learned I cant speed up the processor without a new ROM. I have moved pretty much everything I can to my SD card as well. What I need help with: Pretty much everything else. I have read through the stickies here (and in The Everything Root section) and have a pretty good idea, but am totally overwhelmed by the choices and, again, alot of the acronyms being used. Which ROM (version) is best for me to start with? The most stable, that has working camera and MMS? And, could you please hold my hand and walk me through what procedures to follow? Not so much the step by step of installing the ROM, I see that on the stickies, but more so, which one to choose, what accompanying programs (specifically, and where I can get them) I need to download to install it, make a back up of what and where exactly, etc.. I know thats alot of work, and I appreciate whomever is willing to help me out. Thanks in advance!