@gorhill I'd like to ask you about a potential feature addition.
uBlock Origin's README, referencing ads as the visible portion of privacy-invading apparatus, states that "[its] main goal is to help users neutralize such privacy-invading apparatus."
I'd like to propose -- or ask, really -- about the possibility of neutralizing another, semi-visible privacy-invading apparatus, in the form of tracking through links in Google's search results. Right now, links redirect through Google. It's impossible to "copy link" a clean URL, and clicking links is slow because it has to go through the redirection first.
There are several extensions that fix this and I was wondering if there was interest in uBlock Origin to have such a feature built-in. I'm only suggesting it because it seems to be aligned with uBlock Origin's goal. However, it's understandable if it's beyond the scope of the project.