I have been around these forums since the Hero came out. I was lurking then and became a member when I bought a Hero 2 weeks later. I enjoy my Hero although yes it is slow at times. I love watching my SprintTV on my phone and listening to Pandora. I have read that if I but a custom ROM on and SetCPU and a few other goodies, I can speed the phone up a lot and have a better experience. I also hear that I can tether without having to use PDANet. Here are my questions. 1. Can I still use Sprint TV? 2. Is the speed boost really worth installing a Custom ROM 3. What is the benefit of just Rooting the phone and keeping the Stock ROM? 4. I see this voids the warranty, but if you put the stock software back on the phone, does sprint ever know that you rooted if you take it in for service? 5. And can some of you that have done this process list out the top 5 favorite features you got out of this. Makes these actual results, not just what you heard about. UPDATE: Most of my questions were answered at http://androidforums.com/sprint-htc-hero/38911-guide-root-rom-faq-tutorial.html these are just lingering ones.