I'm probably just in a mental rut on this issue. However if the product was stable I could imagine taking the desktop away. But given how often we are trying to tweek something, aren't field personnel going to lose alot of time waiting for new releases if they need to delete a file or rename something in order to test it.
This morning Deborah needed to do a demo with a vibs version and non-vibs version and needed the desktop to boot up an LA vs a VIBS demo. Maybe I'm all wet here, but this seems a bit premature.