Thanks myckee, if Nero don't fix this soon, I will likely go the same route as you and install the Lite edition. If a third party can do this then why the hell can't Nero take note of their customers comments and wishes in this regard.
It really is arrogance on a large scale to force all of their junk on us whether we want it or not. When they brought in the "custom" installer I was initially very happy, only to discover, like you, that you can't do a simple install of just the burning ROM app, without them installing all the core video codecs and junk at the same time. Most of the time these are only needed if you install NeroVision and/or Recode.
(Later) Oh, the Nero Lite is a bit too lite for my needs
I do use NeroVision and Recode. Pity.
Do you know which files Nero installs and registers for the Video CD/Super VideoCD support? Perhaps these could be deleted and unregistered after the installation (in the same way as Scout is removed)??