What is your opinion on removing URLs with the google/bing webmaster tools?

Is it really better to remove them if, as google states, it doens't affect your ranking and you have them already redirecting to your site/correct page? The links are already in google/bing after all, if the users click them, they will never know they are being redirected...

Of course, if it is 1 or 2 links no probs, you can just remove them...but if we are talking about 200 links, wouldn't the redirect keep everybody happy?