Rooting newbie, almost ready! But first some final questions....

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http://androidforums.com – First off I hope I don't ruffle any feathers by asking questions that may have been answered already. It's simply easier and a lot less time consuming for me to just ask what I want to know directly rather than pour over pages and pages of info. Now that it's been over a year, and my warranty having lapsed of natural causes and without incident, I find myself ready to revisit the world of rooting, guilt free (no more warranty to void!). I've read a lot about it already but it seems the more I read the more questions have, so I'm going to try to ask as many of them as I can here, and hopeful (General)