Re: Rooting...isn't what it was.
>They root because it allows them to achieve whatever the goal they want to reach,
I believe Jason's point is that as Android and its hardware matures, there are *some* things that once required rooting that now don't.
It is perfectly plausible that an individual might their phone for a specific purpose. If that 'missing feature' is then added to a newer version of Android, then this user has less motive to root.
That's fine, YMMV.
My phone seemed to work pretty darned well out of the box, as a phone, as a Walkman, as a spare camera - whatever. So I don't faff around with it. But hey, I can understand if not everybody's new phone works as it should for them, either because of dodgy vendor software, or their own individual needs.
So no advice from me... Except for Known Hero: don't buy the official Sony case for your Xperia, it doesn't protect one edge of your screen, and the repair bill isn't cheap :)