Please tell me when I'm overwhelming with specific desires and I'll back off.
not at all! keep 'em coming.
1. in the hotkey config you can configure a hotkey for "Paste last clip as plaintext".
2. or if you use the quick paste menu to paste the last clip (or any clip), it should strip all formatting, because CHS doesn't store such formatting.
3. in addition, if you right-click on a clip (or shift+click) in the quick paste menu, you will get an additional menu that includes a bunch of extra pasting options (altough paste as plain text isn't in there since it shouldn't be needed when using the quick paste menu).
Let me know if #2 does not work for you -- it may require a tweak from me if not.