Originally Posted by lgsshedden
a word of appreciation for this ROM: flashed it last night and it works very well. I like the fact that you stripped out some bloat, the rest is easy to remove and modify ourselves, like the standard launcher and the option with Razor, thank you for the 1% battery mod and the extended power menu, and thank you for not then lumbering the ROM with a bunch of other features I neither want nor use!
If there is one request, it would be to keep the base nice and simple and have any extras people start asking you for as separate install packages or zips -- lots of other roms with 64 toggles, battery bar and other cut and paste features -- don't mess this one up!
You just described my Clean Slate concept (the "CS" in "CSROM").
I rarely add things without other options (like the launcher).
When I start a new ROM the first thing I do is remove most obvious manufacturer and carrier crap.
Then I try to keep most of the mods as background items you might not notice (performance & battery life improvements, revealing options blocked by carriers and device manufacturers, changing default settings to things that most of us use, etc.) and additional options.
If I do make a big, obvious change I do it because I really believe it improves the ROM.
When I theme, it is to move things in an AOSP direction or to clean up a mess (like the stock notification drawer toggles).
I try hard to balance what I want and what most users want with the ROM concept. I don't always get it right, but I try.