I guess it comes down to what you consider bloat. I consider all that Moto crap bloat, and there is quiet a bit of moto crap. Even worst it get's updated and takes of space in system and user. And I am not going to argue custom rom features, that do not exist in stock.
If you really need space you can delete them in under 5 minutes, so yeah, I agree that there's some bloat, but it's not that much that you'll need to flash a custom rom. Obviously if you want to flash a custom rom because of some extra features then the lack of bloat is a plus.