I discovered HoverZoom had gone evil when they broke github.com, details of which are here: https://gist.github.com/ralph-tice/5087704
Not to be deterred, I discovered HoverZoom is open source under the MIT license, so I've forked it, published it to github here: https://github.com/ralph-tice/hoverfree , named it HoverFree based on /u/acm suggestion, and published it to the Chrome web store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hover-free/hcmnnggnaofmhflgomfjfbndngdoogkj
All I am out is an evening of my time and the small $5 fee it took for me to create a developer account on the Chrome Web Store and now all of Reddit (and the rest of the Internet...) can enjoy HoverFree again!
If anyone would like to submit an icon for HoverFree I'll upload the highest upvoted icon that results from this thread after a couple days, if it's not a joke icon.
Update 3/6: Just pushed v1.0.1. Just keeping up with Hover Zoom fixes and plugin additions (with full code review of course) and some dead code cleanup (last of the trackEvents code is gone now) and added HoverFree social media stuff and 100%'d the rename to Hover Free...