1st I want to thank the magento team for their great work and the growing community that help resolve problems.
This is just a suggestion, searching in forums I see that I’m not the only one creating a shop that no need for the “compare products” option. It would be nice having a similar option like the one that activate\deactivate the wishlist to activate\deactivate “compare products”.
For now just see the “How-to forum” http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/16806/ to deactivate “compare products”
Thanks and keep the good work!