Seriously, this thing is like a slideshow. Why was this even bothered with?
So change it. There's a script for that!
OG Droid w/ Pete's GPA16 w/ stock Kernel using auto OC script. (retired)
LG G2X w/ rooted 2.3.3 leak.
It's OK for your Droid to be different. Just be supportive and reassuring and it will do just fine. It's when you or other people point at it or mock it for being different is when its' feelings get hurt. Just show it unconditional love regardless of its' differences and it will in turn reciprocate that love and loyalty.
Make sure your setcpu is set at a high number instead of it being set as the same number as the lower number. When you change roms more than likely your high and low setting on your setcpu (rom) is set to the lowest. this might be your problem..just a thought
I had this same problem and I thought it was the boot animation too. So I backed up my rom, then did a full system and cache wipe, 3 times each, then when I restored the same backup, walahh, smooth and fast as could be. Don't know why this worked but it did. And don't worry you won't loose any apps this way. They all get restored.