However Birdie's Last Froyo is absolutely flawless! Everything works perfectly and it even automatically updated to the new Google Play (Market). None of the other roms did that for me.
And that was for a very good reason!!
Birdie's rom is an old rom (which as such is not bad at all if it functions well) and that time we had the 2.3.x series of the market.
Then came the market 3.0.x, 3.1.y and 3.2.z. Those market versions performed terribly bad and were faulty on our tablets. That's why I removed the market updater from my roms to really prevent the update (read the posts of all the complaints about those versions and not only on this forum). As birdies rom is "that old" it simply missed the intermediate rubbish versions of the market.
If you check the info I gave with my last 2-3 roms, you see I incorporated a script to reinstall the market updater, to allow to update to the new market (Google Play) if you really wanted to (and also why I did it like that).
Currently the new 3.4.x series perform "reasonably" on the RK2818 tablets, but it is still far from the performance of the "old" 2.3.6 market versions that are in my roms.
If I would still have a functional 7HTv2, a new rom would probably still not include the market updater with the new Google Play as it doesn't bring anything new to our tablet, only worse performance.
Only if the old version wouldn't function anymore I would make the new Google Play part of my roms: If the new "thing" is worse, then don't include it.
(But that's now all history since my 7HTv2 doesn't function anymore).