The free version blocks HTTPS, not HTTP. So if you are just planning on using it for general browsing, and not making any online purchases (since that's usually the only case you would find an HTTPS connection), it shouldn't be a problem.
USB connection and Bluetooth works great for me, but I use the bluetooth more.
easy tether works well for browsing but videos streamed over the web are extremely laggy and the free version blocks https sites also. if you install APKtorfrom the market, you can from there download the full version for free if you allow the instalation of non market apps.
Ok, so I made up my mind. I think I will join the dark side and root. I have been contemplating it for about 4 months now and haven't because I have a mac. Now with easy root it shouldn't be a problem. You magicians with the forum, could you lead me to the post that steps me through the easy root way to root. I'd also like to overclock. Thanks for all the help, you guys are always there for guidance. Hopefully I can get good enough to help others one day.