I don't often read them anyway, but what can you do about them if you do? Say I go out, make a purchase of some software, unpack it, put cd/dvd in pc and let autoplay work it's magic. Up pops the EULA. I read it. Decide that I don't actually agree with it, and choose not to install product. What comeback do you have? Not many shops will accept a non-faulty opened box return of software. How do they know I haven't just installed or copied it? You'd just end up out of pocket.
Actually I did already have Word from Office 2003, but didn't want to launch it as it was about to be upgraded, you never know how things will get mixed up during an installation.
It's unfortunate that I need to install MS Office, I'd love to get rid of it, but seeing as it's new file format is not compatible with any other suite, and we use it at work I have to have it on my home machine as well.
As an indicator of it's bloat, The MS Office folder is 582mb (without installing Outlook) and the OpenOffice folder is 284mb