I have searched this forum and changed my title several different ways trying to find a thread (using the "Here are the similar threads we found:" option) on this question. Why root? I am not a developer and outside of having some stock apps from Verizon I don't want or use, I cannot find a reason that I should root. But when I get on any of these forums the Root threads are front and center. So have pity on the guy stepping up from his Blackberry Curve dependency and is still deep deep deep in the learning curve here, and offer some advice. Thanks!