Hi! I got a hand-me-down Eris from my bro-in-law last week. This is my first smartphone, and I have been wanting one for a long time. I am very impressed with this phone's capabilities, and I have a blast using the various apps. However, the more I use it the more I notice the laggyness. I have downloaded a Task Killer, and I routinely kill everything that isn't normally running. For example if I play a game or run Pandora for a while, I will always kill those when I'm done, but I don't kill the clock or weather apps, or stuff like that because they will just start right up again anyway. But in spite of my app-killing, the phone is still quite laggy. I only have about 4 or 5 non-stock apps on the phone, so I know my memory isn't even near full, so that's not it. I have read quite a bit about rooting and romming, and heard some big claims about performance, but I am still hesitant. My contract isn't up until July 2012, so I need this phone to hold up at least that long for me. At that point, I will most definitely be getting the newest and snazziest Droid available on Verizon. But until then, I would love it if I could really dramatically improve my phone's speed and overall performance. Do any of the Roms available really make a huge difference? Are there any negative side-effects aside from voiding my warranty (which is already expired)? Are there very stable roms available that I can be sure will not cause any problems. Will those Roms offer the performance improvement I am looking for? Sorry for the long-winded post, but I really want to know more about this before taking the plunge and hacking my phone. Thanks!