Bundling plugins into themes is really dumb

Coen Jacobs posted about a couple of examples where theme authors were bundling commercial plugins into their commercial themes. This is incredibly dumb, which Coen gives good reasons as to why. The comments are also worth reading. And for an extra note, it makes no difference whether the plugin is free or paid to me, it's just ridiculous. Purchasers, please do not be fooled by these catch-all themes. In the long run, they are a very bad idea.