^YES, maple syrup on soy ice cream is fabulous! I also use maple syrup instead of honey in my homemade granola recipe. I use it on oatmeal as well, as someone else mentioned, and I use it in salad dressings like maple balsamic vinaigrette. YUM!
I've read that maple syrup is very high in antioxidants, but so is most fruit, so it's not worth eating a bunch of maple syrup just for the antioxidants.
The farmers' market here in Ottawa sells maple syrup for VERY cheap ($7.50 CAD for a 500 mL can!!), so I use it all the time. I'm definitely spoiled, since I know how expensive maple syrup can be in places that either don't harvest it nearby, or only sell it in glass bottles (those bottles are expensive, it's must cheaper by the can).