I really don't notice a difference. Everything is great, it just isn't lightning fast like people say. Could this be due to using the update.zip each time instead of the "fresh" nandroid backup? I'd like to write and link a guide from my update.zip guide (in my sig) about installing using nandroid backup, but no one seems to have a good answer about keeping your apps, settings, and data. someone said only back up everything but data when doing the restore, but that the developer put the apps and stuff in the wrong folder so that way won't work? Sounds stupid...but I'd like to try it this way to a) see if it speeds things up and b) so I can get familiar enough with doing it this way to create a guide.