Okay, so I'm not rooted yet and I think I would like to do it this evening... I think! I've been reading NUMEROUS posts on the how-to and what is involved and whatnot and I guess I just need someone to ease my mind here so let me see if I've got this right... If I download the update.zip file and then flash and install SPRecovery, then I am rooted... correct? Then I create a Nandroid backup. Does that allow me to get my phone back to where it is right now; only rooted? I guess I'm just concerned that if I do this and don't like it or do something wrong, my only option will be to go back to the way the phone was when I took it out of the box and I don't want that. I want to make sure I can still have my contacts, apps, settings, etc. as they are now if I'm not happy with something. Does this make sense??
Thanks in advance for your help and I'm sorry for being such a noob!!