Edited to reflect the fact that I am a fool and never noticed the different options within the Google Earth Community layer. Apologies all around! I really, really never noticed that it had the option to be expanded and that I could just turn off individual types (transportation, military, etc.). I thought it was all or nothing. Uh... oops? I guess I'm still newer to GE than I'd like to think.
Now that I know I can toggle it on an off at will, I agree with the masses that this is a project deserving of much praise. I'm sorry for criticizing such a great undertaking, especially over something so silly that I could have assuaged my complaints with two clicks.
Many thanks to echodawg and Chief_Sparky for educating me.