Is this a blog of gripes or proposed standards? Here is one or both:

I think links should always tell exactly where you are going, where you are taking me. I tell my mother never to click here but rather, here: or just cut and paste “” into the bar.
Maybe its my DIY nature. I think we should be in total control of our machines, no surprises.
When you hover over a link, you will see the corresponding address on the bottom of your window. If it seems legit, you are clear. How do you know what is legit?In the words of Potter Stewart, I will know it when I see it. I guess it takes a lot of experience with the subject.

Just trying to explain myself with how I link. Also trying to help you get control.