Finally made the plunge. I flashed my first custom ROM to my HD2. It was a bit scary at first, but with the excellent help found at xda-developers, it turned out to be rather simple. I flashed a ROM called Energy with MaxSense UI. The UI is based on HTC Sense 2.5. It's a helluva lot more customizable and that's pretty much what I was looking for. It's turning out not as stable as I would hope, but from what I've read, it will become more stable. Not sure why, maybe it's like breaking in a new pair of boots, I dunno.