Yeah - Clearly not going with ANY ROM without Angry Birds
Anyways, as a follow-up I did re-wipe and reinstall shortly after that post. I cleared Dalvik cache etc. Still had the problems. Something of note. I have a lot of apps on my droid and as soon as I booted into the Market it attempted to download all of those apps. This is when I would see the freeze happen the most. Could it be related to a bug within Google services? Maybe that's why certain apps won't load or update?
Just food for thought. I'm patiently waiting for 9 and hope BD can address these issues because asthetically and speed-wise this is my favorite ROM. I'm currently at stock.
Thanks in advance for any info!