In the Wild Card or House paths, I think the BoS "decision" is probably one of the most morally grey areas in New Vegas, and as such I've been mulling it over a bit. Both Yes Man and House make a fair case that the BoS wouldn't stand for an Independent Vegas with an army of unique and highly powerful Securitrons, they'd see it as an affront to their beliefs and likely wage war. Now, whilst I agree that would be the case in most circumstances I'm not so sure it's the case in all. What if the Courier completes all BoS questlines under McNamara, making them a respected member of the Brotherhood (as well as a close friend to Veronica) whilst also taking the Wild Card path to Independent Vegas? Would the Brotherhood still launch an assault? Or would they see the Courier as trustworthy hands for the technology?