1 year anniversary here. Meaning 1 year in a Canadian winter with snow, freezing rain, AND salt! No issues last winter at all. I think, and its just a guess now, we had a day that was super cold, maybe 25 below C, and the boards did not deploy. But that was by design IIRC.
I would like the protection that normal boards give as well, to stop stones and grease from flying up, but I didn't want to give up clearance, nor have to worry about getting hung up on bumps when I'm off the road. Its a good trade off in my opinion.
Enjoy the Platiunum.