I finally got the courage to root my trusty Droid 1. Followed the RSDLite/flash SBF recovery - all fine.
Backed up stock, rooted image, installed Rom Manager, Flashed Clockwork and then began trying new ROMs.
First BBV0.5 - followed the whole double boot process - ok. Battery life died off quicker than prior to root. Reflashed clean image - same result. Did notice the Cell Standby 50% no signal.
Today tried Charity ROM - clean wipe (cache/data) and noticed battery dropping off as quickly.
In both instances the battery charged remarkably fast to 100%.
So finally decided to restore stock, rooted image and battery immediately showed much lower than where I started the process and is charging much more slowly. We'll see tomorrow what happens.
Really like both rooted ROMs but obviously need a Droid that can last a while. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance,