Perhaps it would be nice if you could phone up a computer store and explicitly demand an OS-free computer for $150 off the retail price,
Utter bollocks. The cost saving of getting dell to remove the OEM copy of XP Pro from the machines we buy is about £20.
How about removing all software that comes with the PC that also only runs on Windows?
Either way, let's try and keep this a friendly discussion.
Edit: And if I forced you to pay for an AOL disk for $50 when you buy a car, you'd be pretty miffed too.