While having shortcuts placed on the desktop during installation is "nice" I don't use my desktop that way. What's more, the shortcut is placed in the "public" directory, so it's available to every user account.
While simple enough to delete and/or move, every update has been putting it back (leaving me with 2 shortcuts).
Most install programs I'm familiar with give an option for desktop & start menu shortcuts.
Any chance you can give us the option?