Originally Posted by iamvoyager
It's the same reason (some people), say, get rid of old furniture. It takes up space. It is clutter that gets in the way. Not everyone is content to keep junk for the mere purpose of satisfying their laziness.
Lol, like a chair from a dollhouse on a football field? But seriously, Fedora is rather bloated in the scheme of things. Gnome itself plays a large part, though KDE is almost as bad, especially in creating "packages" of 5-10 interdependent apps. Fedora is just as bad though, installing many services and other stuff as default that most wont use. Best you can do is install the bare minimum in init 3 and add a wm or Xfce later. You will still have a hefty install though, I managed to create am Xfce F8 spin that is only 420MB, but this is totally stripped.
Really, with todays computers it is a silly argument. It isnt like most people dont have 120GB or larger drive(s) and 1GB RAM to play with. I do understand where you are coming from, but take my word for it, Fedora is NOT the distro to try to slim down.