i think bloat in any sense is bad.. something like gluttony, it doesn't matter whether you gorge on beef or venison..
but coming back, doesn't feature bloat leads to resource bloat á la Microsoft Office suites? that's why i decided to get more memory to counter these bloats. but there is a limit to which i can tolerate, e.g. Nero who from being a lean & charming young prince who transmogrified into a fat, lazy emperor who couldn't lift a finger..
no wonder, i'm constantly on the lookout for newer software..
btw, to answer GHammer's question, i posted about such a program here