I have xplite,i use it to remove all traces of windows defrag,built in games,and well that's pretty much it.
My experience with dealing with bloat is pretty much this,out of site out of mind is better than uninstall.
I hate Internet Explorer,but if you uninstall it,you'll have hell to pay,you'd be surprised of how much software
including what's already on your OS depends dearly on it.The same goes with Windows Media Player,you
could cripple any prior or future installation of third party software.
Personally i like to tweak more than uninstalling,be it with a tweaking software program,or by disabling processess through windows services console.
Just my humble opinion,but be very carfull when uninstalling components.