As many have stated, do NOT delete/uninstall bloatware or unneeded apps! Freeze them.
As of September 9,2011, there is an .sbf file.**Right now, there is no .sbf to restore the Droid 3.** If you freeze a critical app, even though it appears to be bloatware (or is bloatware) and do not unfreeze it prior to doing a factory restore, you will not be able to 're-activate' your Droid 3.
There are several posts within the forum that list apps that are safe to delete. Well, many are bloatware and some do not affect the day-to-day operation of the Droid 3. However, after reading follow-up posts, I see that there are apps that are or appear to be needed in the event of a 'Factory Reset"
Based on thes many comments, I have put together a list of apps, that are listed on other posts as bloatware or "safe to freeze", but are actually needed for basic Droid functions or for 'activation.' I, myself, will not freeze these as I may forget to unfreeze when a 'Factory Reset' is needed.
corporate sync authenticator
location services (GPS, Verizon, Google)
This is my list; most likely yours will differ. I hope others can provide additional information based on their experience.