I've had Merlin, my Droid, since November. As time has passed, I got braver and tried several ways of making Merlin better, including home replacement apps and other apps like Juice Defender. I did the 2.01 and 2.1 updates on my own with the guidance of the fine people here. I didn't root because I was scared that I would turn Merlin into a brick. But then I noticed that Launcher Pro wasn't working as well. And that Juice Defender wasn't effective because I didn't have root access. So about a week ago, I took the death-defying plunge and rooted. The instructions here were simple and very user-friendly. Within an hour, I was in! I was running Froyo and conservatively overclocking. Merlin was a rockstar! Then Launcher Pro started to hang. Then games. SetCPU ws funky. Then I started with spontaneous reboots. I did a factory reset and started over. Soon the same thing happened again and I worried for Merlin's safety. Thursday, I did a complete wipe. Factory reset. And this time, I didn't root. I patiently installed apps. I switched to ADW. And I'm happy. Merlin's happy. 5 screens and fast enough. Moral of the story: You always find your way back home. And it helps to have wise guides (y'all) along the way.