I decided to hack my phone, and go with sholes 2.0.2. I went here Sholes and did the following...
-On your Droid, go to Settings > Applications > Make sure “Unknown Sources” is checked.
-Open the Browser on your Droid, go to this website: http://downloads.sholes.info/smupdater.apk
-It will download the APK, when it’s done, tap it and it will ask to install it. (You do not need to wipe data)
-After it’s done installing, open the app, and follow the instructions to root (if you’re not rooted), update sprecovery, and install the ROM!
I rebooted, held down X, bot into the Android System Recovery menu and selected the apply sdcard:update.zip.
I did all this without creating a nandroid backup. It didn't dawn on me until I go this far. Have I gone to far? Is there anyway for me to get a good nandroid backup?