I feel your pain. Breaking kids of the paci and anything else is always tramatic. But, honestly there is no real reason for him to have it anymore. He is old enough to self soothe at this point. Stand your ground, he will only put up more of a fight at age 2. It sounds like the problem is that he doesn't know how to put himself to sleep. Do not rock him until he is asleep, put him in his crib awake but tired. Give him his blanky and leave the room. You can go back in to comfort every 15-20 minutes, but do not take him out of the bed. Pat his back, tell him you love him and leave the room. I promise the first night or two is rough, but then he will get used to it and you can actually get some sleep. As long as he knows you are going to give in he will wait you out. (kids are so smart---they play on your guilt) If you haven't already, I reccomend by a copy of Dr. Ferber's book and following the routine. Good Luck, you are doing the right thing.