Question [Q] Better understanding of CWM file system and flashing

After several more hours simplifying my search and using XDA search exclusively I was able to find answers to some of my questions and determine that Goole IS NOT my friend when it comes to getting answers for my Android questions in fact it just causes confusion due to all the so-called experts out there. Still working on these...


Is there a rooted stock for CWM flashing with just the bloat removed that will save me the unbloat time BTW?

After flashing what if anything should be safe to restore from Titanium Backup or my old backup? Or actually the short answer of what is a no-no if I want stability to stay?


Thanks for any and all help in advance.