I think that could be a good idea to include these two really useful package in the distribution CD.
It's true, they are included in the official ubuntu repository, but if the internet connection is down...
A small megabyte of space, in order to eliminate an annoying problem.
Should be fantastic to give the possibility to choice the ntfs-3g as default driver for every ntfs partition (for example removable USB disk )
At the moment it is possible to do that using a long procedure.
I forgot! I love ntfs-3g