No, I do not want fries with that

You would think that a development platform — a free, open-source development platform — that prides itself on its flexibility and modularity would give you a way to install only the pieces you want, or at least uninstall the pieces you don’t want. And up till recently, you would have been right. But now you’re not.

(Seriously, if I can’t get this crap uninstalled, I might actually break down and pay for that IDEA 8 upgrade I’d been planning to skip. If it would take bread out of the mouths of the children of the people who thought this distribution system was a good idea, I’d do it in a heartbeat.)