Yeah, I'm all about trying my hand a a Black IPA, or a Hoppy Black Ale, or whatever you want to call it. I'm fascinated with giving people a hard time about the name - however I wouldn't turn down a pint, that's for sure.
One thing I will say on the topic: IMO just making the color dark is not good enough for me. I want just a touch of roast character if I am going to call it a black IPA. I think the small addition of Black or Roasted Malt/Barley is a good idea.