I think it makes much more sense to follow the links by default with a click, rather than ctrl/alt+click.
It seems that you are going to want to see the information infinitely more often than you will have to change the text of that particular link, so it just makes it more complicated and interrupts the work flow. It should work like a regular webpage that we are all used to - click = follow. You can always right-click or use the ctrl/alt combo for a less frequent action.
Mac OS X 10.6