Thanks guys for all the hard you put into this since we're obviously getting left out. If i root and wipe the phone like planned will it also wipe my memory card if I put the rom on it? Also I know the superclean removes all the bloatware, but what if any apps stay? I definitely want to get rid of bing and the verizon nav stuff.
Your memory card shouldnt be wiped, just place the ROM on the SD and flash away via clockwork mod recovery. Superclean removes most bloatware, I am on super clean 2.6 theres no trace of bing and vzw crap on it. If you want to get rid of other .apk files buy root explorer and rename them ending in ".old" rendering them non-functioning.