Hello list.

I am trying to clean up a system with a LOT of cruft. Is there some
argument I could pass to pkg_deinstall that would result in "delete
all packages installed, except for X, Y and Z" (and obviously their
dependancies)?

just do

pkg_info |cut -f 1 -d " " >/tmp/pkglist
edit pkglist and delete lines X, Y and Z

do

pkg_delete `cat /tmp/pkglist`
rm /tmp/pkglist

ignore errors about package can't be deleted because X, Y or Z requires it. it's exactly what you want.
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