I would say there are probably better options out now as well as coming soon. With me, going from the Eris to the I2 was a massive upgrade and worth the cost at the time. However, spend a little more and you can pick up a Charge, which has been rooted already, or LG Revolution, which is supposedly the first LTE device with a useful battery life. I'd say make sure you look at what's available before jumping into a device that is not going to receive much manufacturer nor carrier support, and may be a while yet with root.
I've very happy with my I2 despite not yet having root. It's completely changed my perspective of Android devices as my Eris was becoming frustrating to use, even while using CM7. I look forward to getting back to CM on my I2.
Motorola DROID Mini
Running CM11 Nightly
Asus Transformer Book T100TA
Windows 8.1 until I can get Android working