As regards softkeys, just an FYI, for AOKP B30 and up you don't need zipthemer anymore, as is referenced in said XDA thread.
Yeah, I wanted to stick to a more general approach so I debated how much to discuss alternative methods past ZipThemer. Thanks for pointing that out for those who weren't aware though, I truly appreciate it .
Personally, I've tried messing with the AOKP B30 method (and I believe I might have hinted at that in the guide), but until more ROMs adopt it I think the safer "general" approach is ZipThemer, Metamorph, etc., but that's because I'm a paranoid, OCD little man.
I think the B30 feature is very, very cool though. I just wish I was able to enable my search button as usual, but that's a query for another thread .
There are no words that can describe this wizardry. A most excellent learning experience. Even though I knew most of what you talked about already, I've never seen it written out as fantastic as this. Fellow GNexiis, please take what he has said seriously, because it can only result in good things.
April 25, 2012 Update - added link to zero neck's awesome radio guide. Having a great guide that covers that topic simply is a major addition to the AC flashing section. In addition, the radio files are hosted in house, and really, that's awesome b/c there's no worse feeling than finding a file that has been taken down, inactive, etc.