I haven't taken mine off. It doesn't bother me that much. Especially since I now have my "WALLY" plates on
I do agree, though, that if the bumper wasn't designed the way it is that going plateless at the front would be prefereable.
Anyway, I invite too much attention from any coppers as it is.....I don't need to give them any more reasons to pull me over. I think doing 100 down the NSH is enough.