Great review on Gingerbread 2.3

hey can you help m real quick. im curious if i were to upgrade from 2.0 to 2.2 do i have to have 2.0.1 then 2.1 then 2.2
is this the real deal? :)

there's an article kind of describing the difference between gingerbread and froyo at .. it said that verizon is also planning to release updates over the next few months to a select amount of their customers as a way to keep track of bugs before they do an official roll-out. Gingerbread 2.3 Update on The Motorola Droid X? | Computersight

what i want to really know though is this the real deal or just another modified rom like the article describes?