Big Delete Key

I finally got rid of my old keyboard to make way for one of them modern media keyboards (namely the logitech office internet pro). I liked my old keyboard, but alas the poor thing had some broken keys (or so I thought. anyway…)

Now this new keyboard I have, has such a big delete key. what’s the point in that? why shift the insert key - my winamp hotkey for play - up? The only benefit I can think of is that it is now easier to accidentally delete important files.