Way I see it, why make progress hold back because a small bit of fear? If people are truely scared of bricking their console, then they simply do not have to use it. From day 1 there has always been a risk of bricking. Fair enough 1k/2k models can be unbricked, but there was a time where they could not.
I say: Go for it, if it's risky, just stick a big fat disclaimer on it .