I posted the text below on the WordPress site under new ideas or suggestion for inclusion in new versions of WordPress.
I would like to see a feature that would allow the complete removal of unwanted or unused plugins. I for one trial many plugins on my blog and I don’t always have easy ftp access so removing the plugin directories whilst relatively easy can be a chore.
The new install plugin feature is great and being able to add new plugins on the fly is very easy. The same concept applied to removing plugins would be equally useful.
If I knew how to program I would write a plugin to do this. That’s my first idea for WordPress.