I know the general answer to that question is a big NO... However, I think my usage scenario is somewhat different to a typical AD + Exchange deployment. I'm planning on running a mail server for myself (max of 5-6 inboxes). So the DC is not going to be handling virtually any authentication traffic apart from the one generated by Exchange.
To answer a likely follow-up question - yes I know Exchange in this scenario is a bit of an overkill, but I have my reasons for wanting this setup. Push on iDevices and fact that I like the interface to name the main ones.
So, the question to experienced lot out there is how big of a problem might I run into by doing what I want to do?