Glad you like it. Just ignore all the bad publicity that B&N is getting right now.
I tried running CM10 on my HD+ from the SD card, but gave up on all the problems and just rooted and installed Google Play. Now I have the best of both worlds--my HD+ runs fine on the stock ROM and I can install almost any app that I want (and have already paid for on my phone).
I finally received my cover that I bought off ebay. I went through three sellers, the first two had shipping problems or was out of stock (on something they put up for sale!). After waiting six weeks, I finally have a nice real-leather cover that fits very nice. I don't mind the extra weight--I'd rather have the protection. I can't see paying $50 for the plastic covered cardboard that B&N sells.