The following pictures show the 7 steps needed to delete a shortcut in Windows Vista (beta).
Surely it won't stay this clunky.
Anyhow it naturally enough stirred up some comments from the commentariat. For example,
"t's even easier if you use Microsoft Shortcut Remover Pro Enterprise Edition which includes a shortcut delete wizard, it's own scripting language, and 234 page user manual. The next version is rumored to also allow you to rename files!"
It gets better in this Digg thread.