It is for that reason that even changes like the removal of underlines of links in Google search results is making news all on its own. A tiny change. yes. But for those who have been using Google from the beginning, it is an alternation that was 18 years in the making.
Let this be a lesson to all of us that nothing with Google is permanent---except of course those pesky algo updates like Panda, Penguin, and the like :)