@croydon - To me the point of the stuffing is not even to eat it, although of course it can be very tasty. The point of it is to flavor the meat of the bird or whatever is being stuffed. If you use a lovely apricot stuffing, for example, you'll get apricot flavored meat which can be absolutely delicious.
Some people just use herbs and spices without any intention of actually eating them afterwards, simply to give a flavor to the turkey or the chicken.
There are some really lovely stuffing recipes online, and I would encourage people to get a little bit experimental. I think it's a shame when stuffing comes out of a box because it never quite tastes right, but it's very easy to make stuffing from scratch.