It's kinda nice to have such low traffic that you can safely experiment with a live site, knowing how unlikely it would be that you'll disrupt a viewer. There is an obvious downside though.
Now, I just need to figure out how to get my local server to more accurately reflect the remote so I don't need to do that anymore. With the minimum amount of work. :P
The problem is that the local server has multiple sites on it, so I can't use the root as a starting point for links. But, I don't want to switch out the local server every time I switch the project I'm working on. You might call that a first world problem, but it's really just a question of efficiency.