David - Just keep doing what you are doing. Most of us here are very thankful for that! Your builds work best on our WRT series devices and that's how most of us like it. Those that wish for a minimal build should download and install the "trunk" package which you can find from: https://openwrt.org/. For those new to this and who have taken the plunge and installed David's snapshot builds, time to learn how to dig-in. It's a lot easier that it looks. Trust me...
For those with requests to remove packages, this can be done from Systems > Software and then click the Remove button for the software package(s) you no longer want. *** Make sure you did your research, know what you are doing, and exactly what you are removing - you may render your router inoperable by removing the wrong package. ***
As for those with requests to add packages, you need to do this fairly soon after a fresh snapshot release so the build kernel is in synch with the package kernels, (otherwise you need to download the packages directly from the corresponding release directory). This can be done from Systems > Software, then click Update lists... (NOTE: if using Rosy as your interface, it needs to be the latest build or make sure you have already done an "opkg update" after logging in via SSH in the terminal/CLI, because the Rosy GUI to update package lists works after an initial update from the CLI). Then click the Available tab, search for your package of choice, and click the Install button. My recommendation to new folks is to do your research before installing anything so you are sure it is what you need and you know how to configure it properly. This is where forums like this and the OpenWRT wiki site are your friends...
To add packages directly from a terminal using SSH:
- Logon using SSH (EG: ssh firstname.lastname@example.org or whatever your router IP address is)
- Run opkg update once on the command line. This pulls a fresh list of available packages from the OpenWrt online software repositories.
- Run opkg list to display a list of available packages (The list also has a very short comment on each package).
- Run opkg list | grep 'searchterm' to filter the list, only showing packages that contain the word 'searchterm' in either the package name or comment.
- Run opkg install packagename to install any package from that list.
- Run opkg remove packagename to uninstall an installed package.
Lastly, have fun with it all.