PerfectPhase wrote:

In all my dealings with Dell (other may be different) the total cost saving of removing all the junk (Works, Roxio, XP etc) has always been in the ~£20-£25 mark!  

That sounds a bit low, but you clearly know more about this than I do. Either way, however, it's still money lost, and one could argue that you shouldn't be forced to pay a penny for stuff that you don't actually want.