Okay. I am officially on my soapbox and agreeing with Microsoft, to top it off!
I hate all that, er, stuff, they install on the computer besides the operating system. The first several hours with a new computer are absolute hell, bouncing in and out of Add/Remove Programs, deleting the stuff the maker has put on that has no entry in Add/Remove Programs (an accelerating trend, much to my chagrin) and trying to reclaim enough resources that startup is not an excercise in watching your only shot at performance go down the drain. Thank Goodness I have a good automated Registry cleaner!
I would indeed pay to avoid having all that stuff installed. I know it is blackmail, but I would still pay.