I have discovered a solution to this problem, based on suggestions from the following link: Tutorial: Installing Beta Swype on Droid X - Page 3
I just installed the latest Swype beta on my Stock GB D2, and it runs wonderfully.
*In my case, I used a root explorer to delete the files that the tutorial suggests renaming - tried once with renaming the files, lots of errors.
I am the Droid Pirate Roberts.
Just delete swype from the phone, dl the installer from the swype website and install it that way. It'll work
From my sweet and spicy gingercomb droid 2