I do work in graphics and I have over 700 different fonts on my workstation.UFT however does not look far enough into the list, if they had named their fonts a1uft.ttf it would have been fine.most systems have trouble with the font list in direct proportion to their memory size.
Even with all that, the best thing to do is occasionally go in and blow away some of the junk.you could either
aget a shareware font librarian and print a list of your fonts, go through that and mark the ones that are nearly identical.
if there are 4 or 5 fonts with almost the same name ie arial, arialblack etc don't erase them, generally they are system fonts
bjust go through your font list and kill the ugly ones by,,,,1 open,,,2 view,,,3 del key,,,4 ok
if you are really worried copy the fonts you think you want to kill onto a floppy/cd whatever and keep them there, just in case.
so far in the years i have been doing this i now have 3 or 4 cd's with junk fonts that different programs load.