Too late! My instincts said check here first: wish I'd followed them.Took the plunge. WOW. Very impressive. I see why CWM users rave about it.
One word of warning to VI40 users running CWM9: The "UpdateMe" app notified me today of a new ROM, 2012.07.11. Don't install it. You'll lose touch-screen capability. Installing the Onda VI40 compatibilty .zip file doesn't fix the touch-screen. Stay with 2012.06.24 for the time being!
Is there any way to reboot CM9 into recovery mode without the touchscreen? [Edit] Yes - the answer is plug a mouse in the mini-USB port and use that!