I'm a Verizon user, and happy with the network but I'm still using a Droid Eris which is getting a bit on the old side (okay, maybe a dinosaur in the technology world). So I've been researching a newer phone, I'd like an Android world phone which leaves me with 3 options, D2 Global, Droid Pro (not all that appealing to me) and the yet to be announced HTC Merge (basically the G2). I like HTC phones, I think Sense is a good skin, the Merge will easily handle my uses from a hardware standpoint. So naturally Verizon went and made it a Bing phone, without bashing Bing, Google integration is huge for me. I use search and maps more than I actually talk on the phone, so being stuck with Bing is a deal breaker. This of course brings us to Root, I generally understand the concept but leave the programming to those smarter than myself. After those smarter people manage to Root the Merge, how difficult would it be to get the phone to the point where I get full Google integration back? I mean the whole deal, to the point where the soft search key brings up a Google search bar (I use that a lot). Is it just a matter of someone cooking up a ROM and I simply load it and go on with my life? If I'd have to use to convoluted work around where I have to download a new launcher, some google apk and what not just to use Google on my Android phone, I may just go with the D2 Global although it's not my preferred form factor. Sorry that's so long for a basic question, just wanted to be clear on what I'm looking for.