Before I spark some negative energy lets just say this is more of me being curious than actually wanting to remove Quicktime. Still, I feel its still a valid question on if the end users actually has any choice when using OS X. Microsoft is being grilled by the Europeon Union over its bundling Windows Media Player and yet it appears Apple doesn't give us any choice. My reasoning for this choice is my PC which has its own problems playing back Quicktime videos in Quicktime, thankfully everything works great in VLC which actually uses less cpu processing than Quicktime on 720p videos. I assume VLC could replace Quicktime entirely in OS X and give many consumers a way to play files back full screen without shelling out that rediculous $29.95 Apple wants us to pay. Yes a consumer can simply select to play that file type in VLC but that doesn't help for web streaming through browsers. I am sure you could pirate a serial or even pull one off a Mac that has a full license but if we want to be legal eagles replacing Quicktime with VLC would be a better solution.