After trying out LaunchPad Control and getting pissed off because it never retained what I did, I decided to try to tackle it without using any app. I discovered that using "sudo chflags hidden" on apps and then reloading the database for LaunchPad makes those apps disappear. Best part is the apps are still there if the OS needs to access them for any reason, but I don't need to see them anymore. Anyway, its probably something everyone knows, but I got really excited when it worked for me...particularly since Adobe CS5.5 added like 20 uninstallers to LaunchPad. All gone now, no extra apps needed.