I finally took the plunge today and spent several hours working on the phone.
I rooted today. Then, I installed Peter Alfonso's Gingerbread GPA15 and seem to have everything working.
The only issue I have noticed so far is that I am not getting a vibrating announcement when I receive an incoming text message. I'm not sure if that's a GB thing or if I don't have something installed.
So far, it seems pretty fast.
Can/should I overclock, too?