Can't wait to see the revised, post budget cut concept art down the road. We all know it'll happen.
That being said, I was truly skeptical when I first heard about a re-imagining for EPCOT but I'm very much liking what I see so far.
I respect your opinion and will not argue for either side.
That being said, you can still enjoy HM to its fullest. Just don't look up anymore. Then you'll never know if it's still there or not and it won't take away from your experience. It'll be your own sort of Schrodinger's Cat.
I'm a 12 handicap as well and find Disney's Palm to be a challenge each time I play. More so than Magnolia. Both are at Shades of Green by the Poly. I highly recommend Palm. It's also a very nice track as well and water comes in to play on most holes.