cmd/go/internal/modload: drop requirements on excluded versions

Previously, when we encountered an excluded version in any module's
requirements, we would resolve it to the next higher version.
Unfortunately, the meaning of “the next higher version” can change
over time.

Moreover, users who use 'exclude' directives normally either already
require some higher version (using the 'exclude' directive to prune
out invalid requirements from some intermediate version), or already
require some lower version (using the 'exclude' directive to prevent
'go get -u' from upgrading to a known-bad version). In both of these
cases, resolving an upgrade for the excluded version is needless work
even in the best case: it adds work for the 'go' command when there is
already a perfectly usable selected version of the module in the
requirement graph.

Instead, we now interpret the 'exclude' directive as dropping all
references to the excluded version.

This implements the approach described in

Fixes #36465
Updates #36460

Change-Id: Ibf0187daced417b4cc23b97125826778658e4b0f
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