There are people that have actually done this (requested bans). I seriously considered it when I tried my step back from high end cans.
Excellent impressions...though they don't help my situation at all.
In case anyone missed them (I didn't see the link posted), Jude's impressions: http://www.head-fi.org/t/575847/canjam-rmaf-2011-listening-impressions-thread/120#post_7824433
Also, thanks guys for the more interesting/better discussion.