Yeah, I don't *WANT* to brick mine either
I've become very motivated to do this for the personal challenge now. In the beginning there was a different feeling involved. It's now evolved into something that drives me. At first it was oddly disturbing how much I liked doing this. Now it's a high when I make a new discovery. however, I'm still a noob and will probably break something or write a bad patch. Thus.. I'm investing in a spare drive. (Summertime yields much extra money for college students).
I've read up a little bit on the TS firmware and definately plan on taking a look at it when I'm done. Simply to gain a better understanding/insight. Might take a shot at unlocking LG first though, would definately be fun to have a hand in that. Just for $#!ts and giggles.