And it was damn painful!!! But, with the custom roms, from a personal standpoint, it just didn't seem stable to me sometimes. Sometimes I wouldn't receive calls, my pictures wouldn't save, didn't receive emails. Now I am aware that this is probably just me, but I wanted live wallpapers as well, and now that 2.1 has it, I have gone back to the dark side.
I'm almost positive once someone figures out how to root 2.1, I'll be back.