If your bootloader is locked or unlocked it makes no difference, unless you are a developer and can write code and make a custom rom. Fact is, no matter what phone you are on odds are some developer will make a rom that will go around or utilize the unlocked boot loader. Look at the DX, it is locked down, yet is probably the most rom'd and themed phone out there! I am all for unlocked devices and freedom of choice. But come on people, Moto makes the best phones and EVERYONE knows it! Just saying.