with a little bit of typing I am able to add gzip to my solr's jetty, which is a big help for WAN access and completely out-of-band to solr, and only happens if the client requests it so I think it is is a good default.
I will just inline my code to this ticket:
This is where you might want to add an option, but the result should look like this:
I can now do this:
A regular query: