Originally Posted by A.Nonymous
I root every device I get just to get better backups of it. The so-called "bloatware" doesn't bother me at all. I don't ever use it, but I don't ever remove it either.
I used to developer (and still maintain) an Incredible ROM called Liberation. The primary change from stock to Liberation was the removal of ALL Verizon apps, services, and framework. The result? A much smoother phone. Now, it still wasn't iPhone smooth, but it turned heads from my other Android using friends. It was VERY smooth for a phone with its specs.
It's one of those cases where ignorance is bliss. And no, I do not mean that as any kind of insult. I just mean that in the sense that if you were to load the ROM that I maintained, you likely wouldn't be able to tolerate the stock firmware.