This HTG article is the most useful I have seen in ages. Thanks Chris!
@TheBleedingN00b, yes average users should not have to do this, but this is not a fault with linux, this is just a shortcoming in this distro. It is just a simple cleanup file like so many others that the distro already includes. All this means is that this distro will not take full advantage of an SSD drive, but as the article says, this issue is going to be resolved soon.
I think the reason most linux distros are like this is because most linux users (myself included) still like to maintain a large degree of control over their computer. I myself am a bit of a fanatic about this, so I use Slackware.