i'm not here to start a new debate on battery drain and what one should/shouldn't do to improve battery life. I'm just merely reporting my experience so that maybe pdaimatejam can improve his rom because it was my preferred before trying ansar's latest. and yes I've tried pretty all the wp7 roms out there and chose this one. but having said that, the battery drain on my device was just shocking. and yes I have done all the things u supposed to do like camera trick, all battery saving settings etc .. but it's still pretty shocking as with many others out there. maybe those with acceptable battery life happens to be the lucky ones because I certainly don't see a consensus on the camera fix being the definitive solution either.
anyway, long story short, I've set up my device the same everytime I flash a new rom. roughly same no. of apps, same live tiles, mail accounts etc … yet I noticed significant difference in the battery drain.
hope pdaimatejam you can take a stab at this. it would make your rom awesome!