Finally got around to getting re-rooted. So pissed that all the bloatware kept starting & restarting itself, I made the time to get it done.
Diablo, YOU ROCK! The link you shared wouldn't work for my unit as it that process refenced units pre 2.18, but it referenced another link for those of us with HBOOT 2.18. The guys who put that page together have done a fantastic job. Any idiot can follow their step by step & have success.
For those who have HBOOT 2.18, here's the stupid proof guide for rooting: