For a variety of reasons I've decided to take my MacBook Pro to ground zero. This morning I pushed the button on the OS X install disk and today I've been re-loading the essentials. I keep a lot of applications on this machine. I am, however, only going to load the applications I actually use as I rebuild it. That is right. My applications are on notice. They are going to have to *earn* their way back.
It will be interesting to see just how bloated my applications folder becomes in a few months. Stay tuned.