I read these forums constantly, over the last year or so, they have been a huge help...you all have been a huge help. When I first started with XDA, I was most definitely a noob when it came to flashing phones...now I'm cooking my own ext_roms and working on my first full ROM.
I can't believe that I'm the only one not having all of these issues that so many have reported with WM6. I'm running Faria's WM6 (The Real Thing) with the 2.61.11 radio and after making a few reg changes (power saving, gprs performance, etc.), my MDA is more stable and faster than it ever was running any WM5 ROM. In fact, the only bug I seem to have remaining on my phone now is if I soft-reset while connected to a USB charger, it hangs on restart. Other than that, all is well.
I can go two days now before I need to recharge...by the end of the second day, I'm at about 20% remaining on my battery. My GPRS is always on as I have push email enabled. I am always surfing the net and/or streaming music and/or utilizing yahoo maps or dexonline. On average, I receive between 25 and 60 emails and between 20 and 40 five minute calls per day. I don't use Bluetooth or WiFi much, so maybe that's why my battery lasts so long?
ROM version: 18.104.22.168 WWE
ROM date: 2/14/06
Radio version: 02.61.11
Protocol version: 22.214.171.124
ExtROM version: faria V5.0
SOFTWARE (in addition to the preinstalled stuff in Faria's ROM)
PhoneAlarm Full 1.58
Photo Contacts PRO Pocket PC Edition 4.01
pPod 1.03 (sorry...don't have a link for this one)
Soti Pocket Controller-Professional 5.07