As much as I find cons with the factory partition (#1 is that 1-2 inch less seat travel), I still keep it in 99% of the time for that safety reason. With high speed crash and rollovers, even the most 'secured' load can still pose a dangerous situation. ESPECIALLY rollovers. Another plus is the van is quicker to heat and cool since you're not providing climate control for the rear cargo area. With that said, I've pretty much mastered removing and installing the partition by myself in just a couple minutes.Why would you remove the partition? Do you want all those tools hitting you in the head during a roll over accident?