I knew by suggesting it that a few eyebrows would probably be raised!
Thanks Sean, for adding the links to further info about the nolock hint... as it happens, I was already aware of the issues it can cause (not just dirty reads!), and so I feel I have to highlight that I wasn't suggesting to just chuck it into queries regardless!!
I do still find that it's a useful hint - for me, it comes in most useful when dealing with large OLTP tables - though familiarity with the actual data being queried is a must, as is awareness of the potential problems with the hint.