abooch - Speaking as a person who had a rooted Nook then unrooted and now has "just" the stock Nook, the new update is perfect for me. I have my books, plus access to web and email. I downloaded a few of the free apps (6sense for Facebook and Twitter access, note taking app, etc) and bought the EZPDF reader and also bought a Bejeweled-like game. Of course I don't know what your gf's needs are, but if she just wants a few apps and occasional web/email access, the stock update should be just fine.
And yes, if her Nook was rooted with autonooter, the new update will overwrite it.
Last edited by Carriebear; 05-04-2011 at 02:03 AM.