You are the one that asked me why that prompted me to create this thread.
A possible problem in reflow soldering is a very good reasoning. I already sent out a "test" board to OSH Park and have examined the boards and the parts and have formed the opinion that the silkscreen items are not likely to interfere with soldering with the parts that I am using. I am not using extremely small SMD parts; actually all are 1206 imperial.
I have also "hand soldered" the same device from several different manufactures onto the same pads (with the same silkscreen). It is my opinion that this is going to be the bigger problem in the end.
I am a very much NOOB when it comes to making my own decisions for a Pcb design. However, as a curious kid since kindergarten taking things apart, and as an electronics technician joining the USAF at the age of 18, I have seen and worked with nearly countless Pcb designs; actually some things that pre-dated Pcbs.
It just comes down to me wanting more visual information as I work on my prototypes then the IPC compliant KLC allows.
ON EDIT: Ink does have a cost per drop. If things get to be fully automated with near zero drop-out rate, then the silkscreen that will never be seen by humans will never be printed by robots in the first place.