OK, so I was on another forum talking about wheels, spoke count and weight and it was recommended that I come over here and get schooled direct from the horses' mouth (pun intended).
So, I'm a Clyde (hate that term and would prefer Percheron) at 205-208 lbs and 6'1" largely because I continue to successfully pursue other sports that require upper body strength.
I've been riding light wheelsets with low spoke count (Zipp 404s, SRAM S30 AL Sprints, Mavic Ksyrium Elites) for a couple of years and many thousands of miles and have yet to experience a problem. I'm told that I need to come here and hear about all the horror stories of wheels exploding under heavy riders.
So let's hear it! Tell of your troubles with light wheels (or your success with them like I've had). I realize that none of these will last as long as my old school 36 spoke wheels from the '90s (when 32 spokes were felt to be too few for heavy riders), but I'm willing to trade some durability for some added fun factor.