I do not have what I would consider "a lot" of experience. But, I have rooted, installed a custom rom, and overclocked my LG Optimus S. Afterwards, the MMS did not work on the phone, so I had to use LG's secret menu to fix it. I know a lot of the jargon such as what a "nandroid" is or what a "recovery" does. I know all about flashing gapps and flashing, well, just about anything. Most Android devices, especially the stock Android devices, are similar in how to root them whether it be with a one-click root or ADB. I also know what NOT to do like using ROM Manager on the Optimus and/or using the factory reset. Otherwise, the phone becomes "bricked." In other words, it's most likely stuck in a difficult to get out of boot loop.
There are tons of cool applications that require root that I know of: AndroSS (screenshot app), AdAway (adblocker app although I like to support developers rather than use this), Titanium Backup (app and system data backup app), and the list keeps going on...
When it comes to personally working on the internals of custom ROMs and root methods, I have virtually zero experience. V___V
I remember back when I first rooted, I had to search high and low for consistent step-by-step information in order to try it out. Most of what I read was the comments on how easy it was to do and also on the severe consequences of doing it incorrectly. Basically, comments like these:
"Anybody can get ICS! Just root and boot! It's easy to get it in on the rooting action..."
Only to be followed with:
"Not knowing your stuff while rooting can get your phone bricked. Maybe that's why most people do not root..."
I thought I was crazy going through with this cryptic process littered with jargon. After looking back upon it, I felt that if I had some well-thought-out instructions it would not have been so bad.
So, I would definitely be interested in being a part of the Ting Army and writing some thorough rooting guides for your phones or verifying if a rooting guide works (before putting it out for other people to try). If Ting needs a soldier, I'm ready!