In Open Source, Learn to Decide is a post by Andrew Nacin, a WordPress Core developer. Andrew writes about decisions versus options and the WordPress philosophy. Comments and pingbacks are worth reading/visiting too.
WordPress is known for its simplicity and usability, but I can still think of a half-dozen options I wouldn’t hesitate to remove under the right circumstances. Many WordPress plugins subject their users to too many options. Don’t add settings screens simply because you know how.