I'm positive it will be removed in the next patch.
couldn't somebody make and release a replacement model for that skin? somethign bright and shiny would be good...
Then every time some guy thinks "hahaha i r leet" he'd actually be plainly visible
This could easily done client side.. so that you see a shiny skin, whereas everyone else sees the default one. Just make a new model/skin with the same file name in your pk3 file(s).