But if you want to run as root and hose your box don't come running to the forums kicking and screaming about it. lol
And I think that you even answered your own question here.but isn't it just conventional wisdom that you should use a non-root user for your daily use?
Yes it is "conventional wisdom" however like i said if you want to run all the time as root then go ahead.
at the least if you do hose yourself at least you may learn to not do it again!