The more I use it the more I ask this question. Since Verizon/Motorola have pretty much let the phone be almost completely open, is there really a reason to root it? Without Rooting it, I can already: Tether, customize my interface, install apps from my SD card without the marketplace, change native apps for third party apps, and more. All of those things above are what iPhone users want to do when they "jailbreak" the iPhone that can be done LEGALLY on Droid without "rooting" it. The ONLY think that I can think of that I might want to root it for is to be able to install programs on the SD card, but the more I've installed apps on my Droid, the more I've noticed that a lot of "heavy" apps dump the majority of their files on the SD card anyway and put the boot program on the internal memory to keep the footprint small so even the app thing isn't a biggie to me anymore. I've just been wondering if rooting on an "Open" device is even really necessary anymore or if it's just a L33T thing to do.