I dont want to start any "this ROM is better than that ROM" arguments, but I'd like your opinion on what would be a good ROM choice for a regular user (me!) - one who doesn't want to flash every few weeks
I bought my Blade with the last stable CM7.2 already flashed onto it, and I love it. Had phones since the very old Nokia housebricks, through WM devices, everything but the iPish which I've so far avoided. I flashed my WM phone a good half dozen to a dozen times with mixed results - often GUI enhancements came at the expense of performance
Now, I've spent the last few days (quite a few hours) reading through this forum on the various ROMS available, and am of course interested in JB or ICS just to give my Blade a cosmetic facelift
I've seen that CM9-based ones seem to have hardware acceleration which apparently improves performance over the stock ROM (and of course therefore over my CM7.2 ROM), and it looks like folks like burstlam, KonstaT, tilal etc have put in alot of effort and hard work to bring us these updates
Text (alot - long conversations regularly upto 2000 texts), and SMS Quick Delete to clean them up
The News and Weather applet (that's my newspaper when I erm "sit down" in a morning )
iReader to read my MobiPocket eBooks
LiveScores and RacingUK
Sometimes both USB- and WiFi-tethering when I'm out and about so my lappy can check work stuff. This is essential (both tether methods - I dont mind paying a few £ for an app if there isn't a free one)
All 3rd party apps installed on the SD card with the app built into CM7.2
A few misc bits and bobs used occasionally - web-stuff including Flash
I have seen that most of the up to date ROMS dont support Tethering natively, but some tethering apps available on Play
So, would you suggest from my usage that I am okay to switch to either a JB ROM or an ICS ROM, or just accept that ICS/JB aren't complete enough for a non-tinkerer and stay with my CM7.2?
Appreciate your opinions, and if any of you reply, could you at least "I suggest XXX, *because of*..." rather than you simply like one over another?
Thanks in advance