some people just like the extra stability for their back foot getting off the lift and while skating. My board always has a pretty good amount of snow on the top of it by the time I get down the mountain and back to the lift. It's easier to just plant my boot on the stomp pad against my binding then try and keep my foot from sliding off with the snow.
I guess I'm into mischieviousness. We also aren't supposed to wear or display other resorts logos.
I have one that says: ASPEN SNOWMASS SKI & SNOWBOARD RENTALS (heck, it's always covered with snow anyway). I did it more as a joke and to see if my co-workers would notice. I wasn't the one to show up a lineup wearing a shirt with VAIL printed on both sleeves.
I've never used a stomp pad. Throwing one footed 3's is way better when you don't know if your gonna blow your back foot off on landing! Although my board last season had a matte finish on it which was kinda helpful.