Hello fellow Droids...After dealing with "stock" trials and tribulations with my HTC Droid Eris...especially the most recent: learning that my internal memory was FULL because Apps are NOT stored on the SD card(WTH?? was the initial response...there was a different response I will not repeat when HTC told me there was no plan to upgrade the OS to 2.2...). I have had a love-hate relationship with this phone and have tried to overcome the "bugs" and weaknesses of the phone(ie, Terrible battery life-I go through 2 full batts a day; apps starting on their own. slowing and choking the phone, etc.) originally to hold out until the i-phone came to Verizon. Now, seeing that for $200 and a limited insurance program with a high deductible is the cost for being an iphone user, I am trying to stick with this Eris and get the most out of this phone. I would also like to know how other HTC phone owners fare in their experiences. To date, I would never own another HTC product and kick myself for not buying the original Motorola Droid. In short, if I am able to fully understand rooting(the process, the terminology, and how it all goes together....as I have seen it thrown around in threads of forums and various droid sites)...then I certainly want to do it. I want to understand the risks and NOT end up with a $500 paperweight. Any help, assistance in bringing me up to speed and on the level will be appreciated.