Tool to remove?
I feel motivated to help write code to remove any branding, even if just for my own copy. And I don't even know how to modify source yet :) It's something I've yet to learn, but I need a strong motivation to get started on some project or other.
I like the OpenOffice.org suite because it feels feel (unrestricted).
The thought of unwanted* branding on my otherwise free environment makes me feel somehow unclean.
I suppose it depends on who gets the concession.
* I'm happy to see Sun Microsystems logo, Red Hat, IBM, and other companies whom I respect.