Hi all! Just joined the forum after days of reading and researching and learning. I'm 99% sure that I've decided to go with the NC, based on the great things I've read on here, and other sites and videos that I've looked at. I had looked at some "cheap" tablets, knowing I wanted to spend under $300. When I learned of the NC's capabilities for only $249, I was blown away! Going to B&N later this morning for some hands-on with the device. I called and confirmed they have them in stock, so I may come home with it today! Now comes the nervous part- Root! I have a HTC smartphone running Android, and tried unsuccessfully to root it. A large part of the problem was my concern of ruining the phone forever with no turning back. After over an hour of trying, I got stuck on one step and then gave up completely. Based on what you all say is possible with a rooted NC, it's ideal. The problem is ME getting it to THAT status. I'm not very confident with the process, even though I've read many posts and watched many videos explaining the steps to take. I did the same thing when trying to root my phone and got nowhere. So, how likely is it that a "factory reset" will get me back to exactly how it is when first purchased? How likely is it that I'll "brick" the NC? And my other question is, has anyone used the SD cards that supposedly have Android 2.2 pre-loaded? Ebay has a few for $30-40 and state that they do not change any of the system files. Put the SD card in to run 2.2, take it out to run stock. No experience needed. Seems too good to be true. Sorry for the long post. And, if there's anyone in PA that has rooted their NC, hit me up. I'd rather pay to get this done right, than to waste $250 and ruin my NC.