Steam is bloatware now? When did that happen?
An unnecessary service that needs to be running at all times to launch the game exe that sounds like bloatware to me. No different than the toolbars that are installed with freeware.
Oh shut up. Just install the store app and forget about it. Is it that hard for you lot?! What does it take, 100 megs of disk space out of you 256GB SSD? 50 megs of ram out of your 8GB? The benefits of centralized game store like steam and gfw far outweigh your bloatware concerns.
Benefits what benefits ? Apart from installing a completely unnecessary service on the computer, Messing with its firewall rules and flat out refusing to work on secure networks there are no benefits that I can see.