The keyboard will make texting a lot easier for you. It does take some getting use to though. The screen is amazing, and the pinch to zoom in the browser is awesome in 2.1. I'm really sure you won't regret switching to the droid. I had all the phones you mentioned and love my droid.
I just met the guy who I did the trade with, setting up my droid now. He had it rooted which is nice because I was going to do that anyway, so it saves me some time. Do the keys get easier to use as time goes on? so far I seem to find myself liking the on screen keyboard more. Also, is there an Opera mini for the droid out yet? The guy that set up the swap for us at Verizon actually had the eris but was a little envious that I was getting the droid. So, now that I have it in had, what are some must download apps I should get on here pronto?
Edit: I've tried to load car home in my house but it keeps fc on me. Can it tell it's not hooked up to a car dock? I just want to try it out!
Okay I'm confused... I'm not 100% up to speed on the world of root, but I think I am running the old software here.. I may need to take off the root to get 2.1 when i look under firmware version it tells me 2.01 build number droidmod 164 (1.0) kernel verzion 2.6.29compacache06_unuonsfs253_sholes-omap1-hg383babcb-dirty.
Yea cmon guys don't just blatently ignore the guy.
He even asked you not to hijack his thread. Show some respect.
The info you posted says that you have 2.0.1 installed
What I recommend doing (as always) is to download ROM Manager off the Market, then once installed, select the "Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery" and then once finished, go to the Stock Images section, then select the 2.1 WITH root etc.
It'll install everything and all you'll need to do is reactivate (which is easy, as it does it by itself).
Honestly the easiest way to get it working.
Oh yeah, make sure you select the both Backup and Wipe data/cache option when/if shown.
Just to be safe.
I had flashed mine to 2.01 stock using the spf method then there is a way to upgrade to 2.1 from there that will give you root access.. check out droid-life.com. Kellex has some good tutorials as well as videos, dont have the links at the moment though, but should be easy to find