New to the community. I have installed custom roms on WinMo 5 in the past but now am completely lost related to all the nomenclature floating around. The one thing that has kept me from the time equity in learning thus far is no matter the ROM, there are always caveats/bugs/etc (facebook, contacts, battery, etc. etc.) despite claims of 'everything works', this almost invariably is not the case. Thus I've been holding off for the official 2.1 update before I got started and still have a less than one month old, vanilla sprint htc hero. Now, I'm really anxious to try this leaked ROM and would like to know: In installing this ROM am I losing anything in the future (e.g. ability to root, do backups, ability to update via Sprint etc.)? I don't know what to make of the comments such as: "A Test RUU is useless to someone that is not a Dev." And DamageControl mentioned it still has root, which I take to be a good thing, since root allows for features that present in non root device, so... will the final official have root? I must admit too, after reading the leaked thread over at xda, I have no idea the things that have transpired which have resulted in the uneasiness over there, but I thought to post here as things are a tad high strung in those parts, . p.s. different betwen spb and nandroid? Thanks for your help.