I'd be pretty bummed too. I hope this time around they scrap that ridiculous music and just leave it the way it used to be; quiet and relaxing.
Sorry if anyone liked the mini-game thing, it just ruined fishing for me.
While I totally agree with you, and I enjoyed fishing more before the mini game, when it was relaxing and I could drink beer while doing, I could see why they made it the way they did.
The early version of fishing in FFXI was simply far to easy to be botted, and there was only so much that creating "fatigue" could do to combat it.