If I CAN be specific on what a manufacturer is or what a specific cart is, I try to be. It's especially so frustrating to see that perfect Cricut "thing" in the Gallery and not know which cart they used. I've bought more carts from seeing something in the Gallery that had a cart specified...! And when I cut my flowers open or cut the top off some alphas, I stick that little top down in the plastic package so I can remember what it is in case I need to order it again... if it isn't so old in my stash that it could be a collector's item
But I can certainly see the point of people who trash the packaging. I could get a lot more scrappy stuff in my storage areas if I got rid of packaging. But I just can't bring myself to do it.