Good on them. There's no excuse for them to not modify it to conform with basic user interface standards. With the tedious items removed, it would be a much more playable game. Talk to people who use CAD, PACS, etc, who are highly paid and rely on a user interface to do their jobs and none of them will say that their user experience is improved by a mass of mouse clicks.
It's unfortunate that the folks who developed the game didn't bother to take it to the next level. When mods exist to make your game less annoying, then there's a problem with the core game. They could quite easily have those excessive mouse clicks as a feature that someone could turn on.
Modding shouldn't exist to make up for the poor design of a game. It's unfortunate that people like Patrick are so dedicated to tedious gameplay and that they rely on the mod community to take away the tedium from their work.
"Impatience mod rocks"
It rocks because the core game is broken.