I put ice in mine every time i use it. Other wise i use one of my other bongs without an ice catch. I think its worth it, and if your investing in a nice piece why not go all out, and if its gonna be your only bong I'd get it with one just so you have the option to use ice if you want.
Also if you know your shit you never end up paying sticker price, well at least I don't. Gonna be getting a custom ash catcher made that i can also use as a bubbler next week, a lil birthday gift to myself.
So anyone else hungover? lol