Thank you Alan and Paul for your thoughtful responses, and your reasons for the "no" choice on my poll. I have mainly gotten "yes" responses from people in my local town (tropical North Queensland, Australia) but I can see that both of you must have first hand Antarctica experience and know the pros and cons with more depth and insight than many who have never, nor are ever likely to set foot on this continent. This helps alot with my assignment and I thank you for your replies.
Anybody else out there with an opinion, please vote and add your comments. The more the better.
With thanks and appreciation,