The process worked for me. I used Visionary. Also, I kept getting the error saying my fone was not connected properly to HTC Sync, which I ignored.
I did not uninstall
SuperUser after I pushed the hack and I went right into trying to permroot...
So when I rebooted after that, I went right to terminal and tried to su root, which was of course denied. That was my check to see if the root took, which it had not because I had not deleted SuperUser prior to attempting permroot.
I installed the Clockwork ROM Manager and did a backup or two.
Got tethered up (using now, BTW). The Hero got real hot... this one is still cool to the touch, actually warmed up more when rooting.
Gonna figure out what to do next.
Thanks to all who helped get to this point!
HTC Evo Shift