Thats awesome lololGlad you got it sorted.
I was able to get to the black screen with the white text on the side by pressing Volume Down (or was it up?) and Camera while pressing power, then connect via RSD and upload my 2.0.1 SBF and then OTA upgrade to 2.1.
Seriously, if you don't know what you're doing, dont mess with it.
i did ALOT of reading and alot of YouTube tutorial watching and thought I knew how to do this. Although the concepts for hacking/modding this phone seem simple, executing them is very tedious and sensitive. I'm just going to live without overclocking my phone and all that jazz. Thanks for the input
Shortly after I found this forum a helpful forumite offered to step me through rooting. I didn't feel that I knew what I was doing (and it was important to me that I understand it myself) so I didn't take him up on it.
Here's the thing--how do you know when you know what you're doing?
disclaimer: if your phone ends up wrecked it is totally your fault. If it becomes successfully rooted then whoever's directions you followed takes full credit