Sounds great....... NOT!
For the life of me I can see it just encouraging someone to push a bit harder thinking "She'll be right" and killing themselves and a few others!
As mentioned already above, its only part of the package. Does a Q400 in Buffalo ring any bells...
You guys have worse cold weather than we do down under, but you have things like XM weather etc.....there is NO EXCUSE for getting caught out if you follow the rules and hence no need for de-ice in an experimental plane.
Sure some will argue till they are blue in the face its really cool...... but at the end of the day its a really cool way to follow Buddy Holly and the Big Boppa to a chilly death!