Now, before I get the infinite posts to read this or read that I would like you guys to understand that I think my problem is an over abundance of methods, programs, kernels etc etc to root a Droid and I just haven't ran across many "first time rooters" threads to really know what to ask about the process. Too much information has left me wondering what I really need to do and what steps to take and in what order. I am a technical minded person so I dont really need everything dumbed down but what I need is a step checklist so that I have everything I need when I need it during the process of rooting. Another question I have after reading many posts is what functions/abilities do you lose by rooting your phone? I've seen posts talking about market fixes, system updates fixes, specialized apps, wifi, bluetooth for rooted users etc. I want to root and have the control any consumer should have over the products they buy, but I do not want to open a whole other can of worms by trying to gain that control. With that said I do understand "some" loss of functionality but as long as its not every other thing I want to do being gimped or disabled I dont mind finding workarounds for a few items. What I might be asking for may seem like a lot but I think I'm trying to be prudent before diving into all of this. I would also appreciate links/suggestions to things I might need AFTER the root that can make my phone usage a better experience after I root, IE way to control/set CPU speeds, application control etc (I've heard about Set CPU but I'm not sure if this is the best product for the phone or for me) Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope someone can humor the new guy and help me out, maybe just giving me some links and an order to do it in would be great. PS Not sure if it makes a difference, but I already have the most current update for my Moto Droid 1 as of 9-2-10 and have adobe flash installed. I would really like to keep this Flash Player functionality.