My new Droid X is coming in the mail today! I was a neo-luddite til the off-the-grid, back-to-the-land lifestyle isolated me and I became dependent on cellphones, then portable DVD, then laptop downloading on the VZ thgrough my phone. Now I am dependent on Social Networks, weather updates and my favorite shows. I traded my ipod classic for an ipod touch with wifi but that's become too limited. I don't want to be tethered to my laptop or wifi so much and want to get back to digging in the dirt, hiking and travelling. Can i really have it all? Mostly what I need is a phone, fingertip internet info, music player and wifi hotspot without mb limitations. I need my netflix when the comcast goes down! I'm not a gamer at all and hardly use any apps on my pod. I'm here to learn how to get my droid beyond the limitations of VZ. Biggest question: Root before or after activating phone?