I'm wondering what a minimal Mac OS installation would look like. What applications would be there from hour 0? Basically "System Preferences", "Finder", and "App Store" would be needed. Anything else? Actually all other applications could be installed via "App Store".
OK, it's nice to have some of the other applications too - like iPhoto, Mail, or Calendar, but do we really need them? Well, we use them, but I also have some pre-installed applications on my MacBook that I've never used.
What do you think, what applications are essential for every user - not especially for you (if you're a developer, a designer, or a rock star) but what applications would no user want to miss?