Just got my nook color a few hours ago and finished rooting. The screen is tremendous and the device feels really solid. Its amazing how thin it is. Everything worked great out of the box. I did have a few issues with Windows recognizing the device, but I attribute that to using the front USB connectors. Once I switched to the rear connectors, it worked better. I did register the device with my Google/Youtube linked gmail account. I skipped entering my CC info. Once that was done, I manually downloaded the 1.0.1 update from the B&N site since I didn't feel like waiting for the device to update itself over wifi. Note: If you use a MAC filter like I do on your router, you can easily find the MAC of the Nook in the stock settings app from the main menu(up arrow). Rooting was very easy and went well. I used auto-nooter-2.12.18. This version is nice - you know when its finished since it displays a new boot screen. I had a few issues with the new USB driver. I had to install it a few times since the serial was not showing up using "adb devices". I eventually deleted the "usb_driver" folder and reinstalled. I may have initially copied the new one over the existing. I was previously using the emulator and its USB driver, so this may have caused the problem. Now I can install apps through adb and its working perfectly. I'm using Zeam launcher and it works very well. Market and Youtube are both working great. I've had a few random "ghost presses" on the touch screen, but I haven't calibrated it yet. I will keep an eye on this. Multi-touch does work, but, as expected, only in some apps. Response is very snappy and the device has a very smooth overall feeling. Overall its a great device. I'm very happy with my choice and would highly recommend it to anyone who is not afraid of some tweaking. I think its the best bang for your buck out there right now.