I had been wondering about the benefit of running my own (free, not giving them all my traffic) versus having more speed if the pipe to the VPN is bigger. I'll look into openvpn. And try to find out what dd-wrt is.
I looked up dd-wrt. Since my sense of humor can't be stopped, isn't it Router Rooter? If I can do that without breaking my net service, and I can put it back the way it was in case I need service from my ISP, I'll try it.