I ask this because whilst trying out CyanogenMod 6.1 Beta 2 which seemed to run just fine, albeit a few annoying bugs here and there, I noticed that it was running Android 2.2.1.
The latest MoDaCo custom ROM, R12, is still running Android 2.2 and although the WiFi seems to have been sorted out, I thought that 2.2.1 was a fix for the WiFi problem with 2.2. Maybe I heard wrong and maybe 2.2 is just as good as for the Blade?
Also, on the CyanogenMod 6 forum there is a thing called "RIL" that keeps on being mentioned. I think it stands for Radio Interface Layer and I believe it has been broken for a lot, if not all, of the custom ROMs for the Blade. Tom G, of the CyanogenMod 6 for Blade project, has essentially fixed the RIL problem.
What advantage, if any, would there be for having a fixed RIL for the Blade?
Overall, is it worth running a custom ROM with Android 2.2.1 and would having a fixed RIL actually do anything with our phones?