I have done a lot, and I mean A LOT, of reading here on the forums. I have seen that there are many different views and opinions on this subject, but I thought I should ask here.
The debate is, whether or not to Root the Droid.
I am aware that doing so gives me superuser permissions, and allows me to unlock the full potential of the phone... so that's not the debate. I'm all for doing things custom, and making it as unique as possible. I know I probably could have done a little more searching, but I just wanted to get some opinions and maybe possibly have a couple of concerns covered.
Bugless Beast vs. Sholes?
I'm petrified of bricking the phone, since I did buy it off of overstock and there is no warranty. I do not want a brick that costs me 120 a month haha. I know there are fool proof ways to do it, like this
[How To] Easily install Bugless Beast using only SPRecovery, Terminal Emulator, & zip
Also, I do not want to fry the processor.
The last real major concern for me is with the OTA update of 2.1 that everyone is going nuts about. I would like to update when the time comes, but does that require you to unroot your phone and go through the process all over again? Or, once you update to 2.1, do you have to wait till that one is exploited as well to be able to run the custom roms and everything?
I'm just curious to see what people think, what has worked for them, what problems they might have ran into, etc. It's a lot of reading that I have done, and know that I haven't read some (maybe even a majority, this place is filled with the knowhow) but I'm more geared to opinions really.
Any and all help/feedback/responses would be great. Looking to, if I do do this, probably do the root Tuesday Night. Thanks guys for the info, whatever it may be.