Default Noob to Rooting, A Few Questions

Currently have a Note 3:

Android version: 4.4.2
Baseband version: N900AUCUCNC2
Kernel Version: 3.4.0-722276
Build number: KOT49H.N900AUCUCNC2

Debating on whether to root my device or not to. To my knowledge from reading my Note 3 is good to go with the Geohot Root just go to his site and download it from there. Is there anything else I would have to do afterwards?

Also after the root how do you get rid of all the ATT bloatware. I currently have it disabled but when I power on my phone approximately 35% of the RAM seems to be taken up by the bloatware.

Totally new to this and kind of afraid of screwing up a 600$ phone.