There's an amusing comment in Peter Lax's Functional Analysis book. After a brief description of the Invariant Subspace Problem, he says (paraphrasing) "...this question is still open. It is also an open question whether or not this question is interesting."
To avoid lengthy discussions involving subjective views about what makes math interesting, I'd simply like to know if there are examples of math papers out there that begin with something like, "Suppose the invariant subspace problem has a positive answer..."
Of course, papers that are about the ISP itself don't count!