Ive been reading a lot about problems with this such as data drop, battery life, and reboots. I have been using this for two days, I havent had data drop a single time, and the battery needs to be calibrated to work good, and on my second charge its working good not GREAT but not the demon you guys make it out to be. I dont think its fair to judge a rom right away (even myself being only a few days), especially if you have a cluttered sd card, poor installation, or bad research. This isnt rocket science but theres a reason that some people have just usual little problems and some just cant get it right.
Im using baseband 67, 4.05.2 freekernel, and the optimize zip that I see has the video accel tweak to build prop, not sure what else. Mine deep sleeps, wifi is strong, no data drops, and no problems that arent minor and easily fixed.
I had bad luck restoring with miui backup, so my bad. Titanium works for me, but I heard advanced data restore in xrecovery works, not tested it. Do a fresh install just like the OP suggest, with a clean sd card, and I cant see why there should be any significant problems. And if your having problems atleast post what kernel, baseband, locked or unlocked BL etc..