Yes, I think you are right: the package could perhaps stay in the developers section. Then it is the user beware.
As far as the ´Bricking´ goes, there is always an element of risk associated with reloading these devices. But the upside is that success gives a better device, and all the carrier bloatware can be removed. When you reload the roms, you reformat to ext4, which apparently makes the file fetches much faster. I am really looking forward to trying it out. (Cheap colour eBook reader, GPS, & phone/data capabilities as well: now $Au 299)
Much thanks, Doug