I had not heard of leaving a fibre print wet. While it may work, you would have to be careful if your water supply was mineral rich, since those minerals would be left on the print. In this case, it would probably be a good idea to rinse with distilled water.
There are always many ways to reach one goal. Me, I'll stick with removing as much water as I can, since that works for me. I'm also in Calgary, which is extremely dry, and my prints are dry enough to handle after an hour or so.
As with all things, you have to find what works for you. You've certainly two very different methods to try here :-D