Would you be able to give us some info on the "rooting" process? Or a link to that process? And explain the value of doing that? Thanx.
Rooting means to give yourself superuser permission. Essentially when you get your device there are things you're not allowed to do. You're locked out of making certain changes so you can't do something that makes your device inoperable or remove something they don't want you to. Rooting allows you to do anything you want to a degree. You can't remove embedded programs or things like that. It gives you the option though of install custom ROMS.
Now what I think the OP was really getting to is once you root your device you can install a custom ROM. This is where the true power of Android OS comes out. ROMS are customer versions of Android OS and are usually much better than versions you will get from a manufacturer. They are always the latest version and usually are bloatware free.
However the one thing is this thread is talking about new tablets and all new tablets will be launching with Honeycombe so it's not as beneficial, at the moment, to root and rom your phone. There are very little ROMS out there right now. Rooting still allows you to run some apps that are nice like garbage clean up apps, overclocking, file explorers, ad removers, and other misc apps.