Originally Posted by Podivin
I presume you already know this, and choose not to do it, but rooting and running a custom ROM will get rid of the bloat. I realize though that doing this is not for everyone.
You're right; I probably should. On several occasions, I've seriously considered pulling the trigger on rooting, but then I hear about someone bricking their phone and wuss out. (Sooner or later I'll probably do it -- someone in these forums did the internet equivalent of holding my hand when I flashed ICS on my Bionic, and the world did not, in fact, come to an end.)