Hi there jtl4 - welcome to Acer Tablet Forums! We're delighted to have you as a member.
Rooting of any android device is something to approach with caution. Make sure you've read up on all the information and understand what is involved and that you also understand how to perform the actions which will root your device. The process of rooting does involve some risks - if you mess up the process, you could seriously damage your device - but carries with it rewards too. A rooted device is open to quite a few useful and fun modifications, and you're only limited by the hardware configurations of your device. Think of it as "Be all that you CAN be!"
That being said, there are responsibilities which go with rooting. Generally, rooting a device voids your warranty, so understand that fact and come to terms with it in your own mind. If you break it, it's YOUR problem on how to fix it. You can't mess up rooting or installing a custom rom and expect the place that sold you the device to give you a free replacement - the device they sold you worked fine until you started tinkering with it, right? It's not like a "do over" in a game. There are of course many resources available online, in case you run into problems, so you don't have to feel alone and helpless - just don't think "It's broke! I'll take it back and get another one" because it doesn't work that way.