Wanted to give my thanks for all the help and info provided here by some really great people. Wonderful forum!
And to share my meeger accomplishment and get some thoughts on the look of my Droid. Considering I have only had my Droid just over a week and knew nothing about all this to begin with, I feel I've made some progress. To me I love the look now. But of course its using GDE which seems like a really good Home alt. so far.
Rooted, Busybox, SPrecovery (lastest build), Sholes-info rom (lastest build), Droid-Logo fonts, Metamorph, tweaks to framework-res.apk (notification bar, shade, etc) (my own).
I haven't gotten fully into a lot of how themeing is done on this platform but really want to learn, and I'm sure it will take some considerable time.
Edit: Oh... the pics seem to be dark, and I think it is because I can't adjust the brightness up now with the new Sholes rom. I referenced that in the thread. Maybe, IDK.