Moto X Tethering on VZW

One of the main things I do with my phone these days is use it as a wifi hotspot. I currently have a GNEX and it's pretty much worthless for anything but tethering since it's pretty slow and my screen has two cracks in it. I'm currently considering the Moto X but worry that tethering will be an issue since the bootloader is unlocked and the current root exploit will likely go away.

What is everyone's thoughts on the possibility of WIFI tethering being something that works long term on the Moto X? I've seen some stuff on XDA but it all seems super hacky.