I'm absolutely certain I will sound like a total noob, because I am in this respect, but I'm very much willing to learn.
I'm looking into buying either a Nexus 7 or Iconia A1-801. The second one would be much more attractive to me, if I could root it. I haven't been able to find roms or tutorials on that device yet. IIUC it's pretty new, so there might be more incentive to look into it on-line.
So my questions are: is there a general Android rooting tutorial? Where could I find others interested in this device? How much regular use would I be able to get out of the tablet, if a beginner like me tries to experiment with rooting it? Or is there a place where I'm very likely to find a custom kernel/rom for this thing?