I don't have a tattoo. If you show me yours I'm not going to get upset about it. It won't make me want one either. Bragging implies having something someone else can't have.
This thread is a thread. Threads are for making comments. If you are not rooted and have not unlocked your phone to allow untrusted sources and installed various 2.1 apps then this update will get you some cool stuff.
If you're rooted it appears it won't give you more functionality.
I think it's just as fair for someone with a stock phone to say "cool, about time, I'm psyched" as it is for someone with an tweaked phone to say, "wish it had more than what I've already got".
The reason a rooted person doesn't get more is they got it early, that's all. I also think the statement that a rooted phone has these features has been said already. Like Nate, I don't think that was said to offend those with stock phones, folks were just posting their opinion.
Some people drive a car. Others tweak the heck out of them, spend tons of hours modifying them. The same is true of this phone.
To add something new to the mix: Why can't the cousin to the Droid, the Milestone, be rooted? I read it was a key thing. Would that be hardware or software? If it is software and you want to be rooted, I'd be just a tiny bit worried there may be a surprise in this update.
Also, while I have a rooted phone I'm also excited for this release. I think the plan is to eventually get all phones on 2.1 and this will be good for the android community. It would lead to more developer's willing to commit more resources to bigger better apps for us all.....and it paves the way for a possible 2.2 OTA
all in all... 2 thumbs up for the announcement, thanks CK