bricking your device does void your warranty.
unbelievably fast because most of us read for a few hours before flashing... if you do not know what you're doing you can end up with a 600 dollar paperweight
...and wouldn't 8525 be damn cool paperweight!?
even if you flashed other devices (motherboards, dvd drives, ipod...etc.) but never a pda with a cooked rom
, 2 hours spent reading would be a minimal amount of time before flashing ...all mattering on what you read, how fast, and how smart, including mastering the "search feature" ... its up to you to know what you want, how to do it, and not how to destroy your device.
...and isn't the fix for the 8525 keyboard fix on here about a gazillion times?