Speaking of carrier-specific bloatware. I am grateful that the iPhone is not subjected to carrier-specific apps, but I am tiring of the standard iOS apps that are forced on the iPhone without the ability to remove. Since iOS 5 I have had to create an Apple folder where I put apps I'll never use such as Compass, Voice Memo, Game Center, Stocks and Weather. If I wanted these apps I usually find an alternative, I don't like being force fed these apps.
Add in the Newsstand (which I can't even put in a folder), the Maps app (replaced by google maps) and iOS 6's passbook, the standard apps are really starting to annoy me. I've found better alternatives to Reminders, Notes and Weather apps.
Apple, give us the ability to REMOVE your apps from iOS (without jailbreaking).