Ashley, there is no major problem with that except when I try to develop my own plugin. So Fimbul are right.
For exemple, I actualy explore possibility with your plugin system and Comet socket. I know there is a plugin but it seem we really have to use Comet instead of Socket IO or Websocket.
Well a simple menu to turn it on/off should be interesting for developer who try to expect network whit Chrome network inspector for exemple.