That's my bad, I guess I just wasn't thinking... Well, 2.2 will have WiFi Tethering built in. I guess I'm speculating that Verizon won't modify the ROM to remove it based on how the Palm Pre phones have that feature. If root won't be available on the Incredible until the 2.2 update and Verizon doesn't remove the feature, then root won't be required for WiFi tethering. I'm not saying I don't want root. I really want to remove City ID, which keeps starting up on my phone and giving me a nag screen even though I said I don't want to buy it... and several forums have indicated the only way to remove it is to root the phone. I'm sure I will want to play around more once I get the phone rooted though... I just want people to know when they are waiting for root to get a feature, but really the feature is already on the phone... or might be available before root.