Do I need to remove this wall tile --- 'Removed'
Well, I started removing the wall tile after the first 3 responses to my original posting (before the 'leave it' votes started coming in).
The drywall work was a pain as the tile continued around the vanity. Note: the tile had freckles so it was more dated than appeared in the photo.
Here's an after picture. I think it looks better.
p.s. the countertop came with the vanity. It's not what I would have picked.