uweo: you have to keep in mind the audience we're targeting. We've set out to develop a new generation of applications for the desktop. Component reuse through Bonobo means common libraries and foundations. We're fighting bloat in a different way; by reusing objects and components where appropriate, we hope to make the desktop more usable than before.
There are definitely people who aren't interested in this, and for them, GNOME doesn't make much sense. My point remains; aaronl's self-appointed job of de-GNOME-ifying applications will soon be impossible as more and more of them derive much of their functionality from components.
I guess we disagree in approach; nevertheless, aaronl's method of slandering GNOME programs by abusing statistics which are inherently difficult to measure, and willfully abused and misrepresented, is still inexcusable.