I'm going to go against the grain here and say something good about the Uber destination filter. My sort of real job is a seasonal part-time job working for the Mariners on their game days. During this past home stand I have made extensive use of the destination filter while commuting to and from my Mariner job. I live in the Shoreline area and when I am heading to Safeco Field I set it as the destination. It is not to tough to find a ride going toward downtown. Even if it is only going to Ballard, I can usually get another ride going the rest of the way.
My work shift with the Mariners ends shortly before the game ends, so I set the filter for Lynnwood and half the time I get a ride from the stadium within five minutes. Sometimes it only goes to Capitol Hill or Lake Union, but I can usually then get another ride at least to North Seattle. I have had some rides to Montlake Terrace and even to within five minutes of my house.
I average about $15 each way, plus I can now deduct the commuting miles to my job. This seems more like what the concept of ride-sharing was supposed to be. You are going someplace that you were going anyway, and you take someone else along and make a few bucks. (Another reason this works so well for me is that one of the perks of being a Mariner employee is that you get $3 parking near the stadium.)
Of course Uber has to treat us like children and when you pull up a report of a destination filter trip it has to inform you that these trips do not count towards incentives. If they do something good for a driver, they feel a need to punish us in some way.
While I generally prefer Lyft and their ways of doing things, their destination filter is a joke. It is totally worthless.