Okay. For what it's worth, my Urban Enduro came with an NRC eliminator installed by the previous owner. I didn't have any problems with it, but I put the stock UE fender back on anyway because I like the way it looks better. Getting roosted is definitely a sacrifice you make with a fender eliminator. After all, that's what a fender is designed to protect from.
I ride in some pretty crazy florida storms on my UE in the summer and the stock fender helps out a bit. Sometimes it's so wet that I catch it from every angle and the fenders don't matter, but in a steady downpour my back is usually the driest part of my gear when I get home.