I did not purchase the Bionic after playing with it in the store for a while (not because I did not like it.. would have voted "10" in that poll thread about it), but I found no slowdowns or other issues that would have been caused by the included stock apps and services running.
I even ran a video for a while, then brought up Maps and Messaging right away (could not message, of course), then, without backing out of anything running, did a voice search. The thing ran snappy and clear/quick through it all (thus my "10" as a rating thoughts).
Monster, oh yes. Decided to hold off at the last minute, though, because my D3 is fine for me as I wait to play with the Prime.
I just got my Bionic this morning. Had the original Droid prior and Palm phones before that. But I am in now way a techie/phone expert.
I was browsing here looking for how to get rid of all these unwanted apps- and found this thread.
I'm kinda new at this- just how do you make an AppFolder? (It's probably fairly obvious, but my brain hurts (in a good way!) after playing with this phone all day.