A lot of folks have been speculating about the new Droid OTA update and its effect on rooted phones. Looks like we can all relax, Motorola and Verizon don't have a sinister plot to lock down the Motorola Droid. Honestly, I don't think they ever will. The Droid is a development phone whether Motorola wants it to be or not. Even Google thinks so.
Nobody's 100 percent sure exactly why the update is rolling around, but reports over at droidforums.net have come in that it doesn't break root or render your phone un-rootable. Those that want to go for it and manually install can grab the OTA file HERE.
This is a good time to remember that rooting your phone gives you more than access to cool stuff you couldnt normally do -- it also has some responsibility attached to it. Waiting for word about the update before you accepted it IS the right thing to do, and you can be sure your favorite ROM cooker will follow soon with anything worthy of an update. Thanks everyone who sent this in!