Originally Posted by lionel47
So, why the different ROMs and kernels? From all the specs and reviews, I've read, it seems perfectly good out of the box.
It is perfectly good as is. If I hadn't become a flash junkie from the NC and my LG Esteem I could have used the stock version happily ever after.
But there are some really smart people out there taking the stock system and pushing it a little more. I enjoy seeing what's out there and the fun/challenge of rooting and flashing. At the very least I would root any device I get. So many apps don't work or work better when rooted.
For a 'normal' human being, the N7 is fine out of the box