Having recently unbundled my Verizon "quad-play"(?) after 9 years of FIOS and returned to Comcast for (much) better pricing I am in a similar situation and searching for options to move my three...
As a consumer I would welcome the ability to uninstall any application from my phone and be able to choose the default applications myself.
Paul: I'm surprised that you're not on the list.
Did they fix the issue that caused re installation of the Windows Media Center key following 8.1 RTM to void the Windows activation?
Regarding the ongoing Adobe fiasco you may want to check out Brian Krebs article at krebsonsecurity.com. Interesting read regarding a number of recent major security fails.