I rooted and flashed CM7, messed with that for a few days and kept root but went back to stock rom. CM was nice but just felt like a big phone to me and having to hold the power button to go home was inconvienent.
When the ICS rom becomes stable I will def. Being flashing that.
I'm stock and perfectly happy with that. I'm trying to learn to write apps for the KF and I may have to root to get something to work but I'm not even sure of that. Anyway I love it the way it comes out of the box.
i'm stock and very happy. There isn't anything i'm missing. I've sideloaded all the apps i was missing and they all work fine. It's a little annoying having to back up, extract and sideload all the apps as they get updated, but not so much that i feel the need to root.
I was very upset when HBO/MAX Go tried to block the fire access but that's thankfully been worked around as well... Actually, i'm fairly certain that was a server-side update by hbo and rooting may not have made a difference.
Nevertheless, i'm stock and very content with sideloading!
I'm stock. Sideloaded a lot of apps when not many in Amazons App Store supported AFK. from the day I got my HTC Thinderbolt I've added the free app of the day if I thought I might use it. Day 1 I think it showed 74 under my apps. Now it shows 213. Still below 284 that shows on the phone, but the gap has narrowed every week. Still a few apps missing, but I sideload those from my phone. No reason to root right now. I don't want to lose access to Amazon Prime Free Instant Video. Have to have my Top Gear fix (the BBC one, not History Channel's weak copy).
Going stock as well. After a near-brick experience in attempting to install an alternate launcher and the incremental improvements with each update and the ability to side load all of my apps and media, I have no reason to root it.
Should Amazon try to pull a Barnes and Noble on me by preventing the side loading of apps, then I'd reconsider.
I'm stock as well. I did install Go Launcher EX though to get more of a traditional tablet experience and open things up a bit. As I've asked before, what apps are available in the Android Market that aren't in the Amazon App Store that would make rooting worthwhile? I've found everything I need on Amazon.
I am very happy with stock. I have sideloaded the apps that I can't get through Amazon and am using Go Launcher for a more tablet like UI. I am quite impressed with how functional this is and can easily switch back and forth between the standard UI and Go Launcher if I want to look at the Kindle store. I have added the Kindle "app" as one of my quicklaunch buttons in Go Launcher and have Go Launcher on my favorite shelf on the standard KF UI. It is a small bit of pain to keep up with updates on the Market side that I have to re-sideload, but I can live with that. All in all, very satisfied with this device. I don't think you can beat it at the under $200 mark. Way more than just an e-reader.
I don't plan to root either. I have Go installed, but rarely use it. I like the stock interface, but if I want a true Android look, I can always switch to Go. Very happy with my Fire the way it is, and don't see how rooting would benefit me. I have an Android phone, and can download from the market, then use Frostwire to move the apps to the Fire. If I don't want the app to remain on the phone, I just delete it. Works well for me.
Stock. I actually like the interface a lot and have no desire to change it. I used to be all into tweaking computers and doing this and that just to do it but that was a long time ago. As I have gotten old and cranky, I just want stuff simple and to have it work without a lot of hassle.
I have thought about adding google marketplace (which i guess requires a root) but really seem to be able to get the apps I have wanted from Amazon, Getjar, or the mfr.