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Maintaining a local site would seem to be common practise as well as common sense. The only editing ability you lose with the stripped live site is using GoLive objects. As most peoples workflow involves making change to the local site and then uploading I don't think this is a major issue. Storage is relatively cheap anyhow, we've moved from the days when a 20Mb hard drive cost $1500 ;).