Bloat matters more than you might think
Some people say bloat doesn't matter, because after all, modern internet connections are fast. Running a 5Mb page through a performance testing tool with an extremely high speed internet connection could give a similar time as a 100Kb page, even though the 5Mb page is 50 times bigger.
But not every internet connection is always fast. Here's what happens to download time for 1Mb of data when connection speeds slow down.