OK so Google are agressively promoting Google Plus. Fair enough. But is there any Greasemonkey type script, or other trick I can use to remove the Google+ link from my Google Search home page. It seems if you sign up for a GMail or other account, you are automatically signed up for a Google+ account too. I am tired and mildly irritated by this and by companies assuming they have the right to sign me up for products I do not want and will never use. I am not looking for a debate on the ethics of doing this, or anything else for that matter. I am just looking for a way to cusomise my Google home page so it only includes things I actually want on it. I don't think iGoogle lets you remove this link, besides which I still only like my page to be very bare, with the plain old Google logo.
While I'm at it, is there any way to get rid of Google Doodles too? I am rarely amused by them and most are simply anoying.