I haven't, since it's pretty unique. But it was obviously only a matter of time when they re-release it without the "stuff".
To each his own, no judgment from me! I just didn't have the room -- the problem with apartment/city living (which I otherwise love) is that there's only a finite amount of space. The Harry Potter set didn't fit on a shelf or even in the same room with the rest of my movies.. so it was always relegated to being on a floor somewhere.
But compared to a few of the other Warner box sets I've gotten, I appreciated that it was pretty nicely designed. Everyone I showed the Harry Potter Wizards set had the same two reactions: first, "wow, this is beautiful" and then second, "This thing is huge, I'd have no place to put it." At least two friends had been thinking about buying it until they saw my copy and saw how big it was. But it was at least the best designed/nicest looking of their big sets that I've bought or almost bought. I got the "Dark Knight Trilogy" ultimate box for the bonus disc, and it includes three cheap plastic toys, a slim hardcover of readily available stills I had already seen countless times before, and mini 8x10 villain posters that weren't representative of any previously released theatrical artwork, so basically nothing I wanted but the bonus disc. So, that three movie (six disc) set, takes up more room on my shelf than this new Harry Potter 31 disc set, or the Bond 22 movie set. That stuff drives me a little nuts. When the Blade Runner final cut came out, I was still DVD only, and the only way to get the workprint on DVD was to buy the edition with the box of plastic toys. I couldn't just not see the workprint after all that time, so the box set it was... but when I got a Blu-ray player, I was happy to be able to get the Blu-ray set with the workprint but without the toys. I'd prefer the option of getting all the disc-based content without the padding.
With very few exceptions, I like the minimal amount of packaging possible, while still keeping close to the standard Blu-ray case size. I just bought a copy of Criterion's "Hard Day's Night" Blu-ray as a gift for my little brother, and I was surprised at how huge that is -- it takes up the space of two or three individual titles. Or in terms of shelf space, two copies of Hard Day's Night is about equal to this 31 disc set.
But back to Potter -- I'd watched maybe half of the bonus discs from the Wizards version of the set and really enjoyed everything, so I'm looking forward to finishing those discs on the Hogwarts edition.