I was always not sure about rooting my phone. My evo was the first android based phone I had ever had, so when I first got it I wanted to take my time learning the system before I did anything. But I was always scared about rooting because of the dreaded "brick issue". Plus, I never really knew what rooting your phone would allow you to do. There were 2 things that pushed me to root my phone; 1.Waiting FOREVER back in Decemeber for 2.3 to hit our phone (obviously I would have been waiting awhile) 2.This REALLY pissed me off- When all of the rumors of the 2.3 update were going on this past winter Sprint pushed out the "update" which included such great things as "blockbuster" & my personal favorite "nova". So after that I really started to do my research and decided to root. Once I was actually doing the rooting process I was nervous, but not too bad. Then I just used the stock rooted rom for awhile with all of the bloatware frozen. Finally after a few weeks I decided it was time to flash a custom rom, for some reason that made me nervous as hell. But after than I was "social rom flash addict". I do not do it all of the time, but I will try out a new rom every month or two. Anyone else have their own personal decisions to root their phone?