happy holidays indeed!
The nice thing about nandroids is that you can jump back and forth between two ROMs if necessary.
For instance, suppose you forgot to do TiBu in the prior ROM - no problem! Just make a nandroid of the current (new) ROM, restore the prior Nandroid, do the TiBu backup, restore the (new) ROM nandroid, and then perform the TiBu restores. Easy-peasy.
Backups are awesome. Make 'em often - you can always toss them after a while if you aren't going to use them.
"I'm gonna start coding placebo apps. That way I will be sure that the complaints are real and the praises hollow."