Thought there might be an issue with the battery first couple of charges I only got about two hours of use which is crazy. Once I shut off all the syncing it isn't bad it seems to be about 10 to 15 percent an hour of real use and 1 percent overnight, a little higher than CM or Carbon but close enough. I haven't done anything to this one (rooted or new Rom) as I wanted to make sure it works right first.
I can boot off of the SDcard I built to do internal installs with CWM on it but I tried to build a new CM on SDcard so I could dual boot (wiped the old one for storage) and I can't boot off it not sure if I am doing something wrong or this device is just pickier than my old one. My old one would boot off anything. Overall I think it is OK I had a couple of crashes but they were after playing games so I think it was a resource thing.