After reading the threads in this forum then reading and visiting sites about rooting, last night at 11 PM EST, I finally rooted.
First, I want to thank Matth3W. I used his thread to root and install BB. Matt was a great help. I'm very appreciative of his thread and support!
I have the mike on the keyboard, browser does pinch and zoom, gallery has changed, I have weather and news widget, so it appears the install was successful but I wonder if I missed something or need to tweak.
When I turn my phone on, the home screen has no icons. If I swipe right, I now have previous icons. It my be my imagine but the screen movement seems laggy. If I do a left swipe it it really really laggy.
Using Matth3w's thread, I installed setCPU. I modified the settings as listed then rebooted.
In phone settings it displays:
Build number BuglessBeast 0.7.5
Kernel version 2.6.29-omap1-hgb9fcgc3e9-dirtywalter@lanbox#45
Firmware version 2.0.1
Model number Droid
Thoughts on improving the screen movements are appreciated.