It was 5 years ago when this forum was plastered with ROMS and other development, so much so we held events (Holiday Theme Contests) to inspire and reward our developing members. But it seems like every year I find myself looking back to see that another reason to root is gone. Being that rooting is what truly won me over and sparked my passion for android, this is partly a sobering moment for me, but also a proud moment to see how much Android has grown. As much as rooting has been a deciding factor in my choice of devices I can not find any more reasons that I need to root. It's amazing that manufacturers have spent years fighting the rooting community by locking bootloaders and voiding warranties and yet the way they have killed it was by providing answers to solve the reason why people rooted in the first place. Overclocking for faster performance: Google/Manufacturers answer by increasing the ram, adding more cores, and optimizing the software. Themes: Google/Manufacturers answer by creating more attractive UIs and providing a theme option (whether via app or in the settings). Titanium Backup: Google has answered with NFC restore and many apps store your data through their servers. So as much as I have been a strong advocate of rooting I can no longer find a reason to root. My Nexus 5 running Project M has been running stock and when running side by side with my rooted Nexus 6 there is not one thing that I am doing differently where I find myself angry about it not being rooted. The last barrier that needs to be overcome is getting even faster updates on non-Nexus devices and the ability to remove bloat permanently. Those that still root are you still finding it a must to root or have you too found that the SU app sits in your app drawer as an ornament?