So I did a file count on libMesh the other day.  Prior to add fparser to contrib the size of the library was 1860 files give or take.  After adding fparser the size of the library has ballooned to over 2900 files.  It turns out that just under 1000 of those files are coming from the regression test suite included in the distribution.  I think that we should consider stripping those files from the library.  Any opinions on this?