I am a big fan of cutting and and even bigger fan of burning. But to some degree I understand where you are coming from. It certainly stinks to have an area you know blown up, I've had that happen the past two years with another marked for this year. You just have to accept that as part of public land hunting and move onto plan B, C, Z, what have you. You really can't get married to areas, have to stay adaptable.
ESH is tremendous for wildlife and hunting, but it is far from equal. There are certainly bad cuts and good cuts. I'm sure there are great, mediocre, and bad foresters just like in any other profession from fry cooks to game wardens to surgeons. Regeneration varies significantly from area to area. I applaud cutting but I agree there are some that you just shake your head from time to time. A lot of the areas that currently struggle to regen are still struggling to overcome the past mismanagement I think. At least they are doing something, those mature forests are the most useless thing there is unless you are an ignorant tree hugger.
On gamelands and SF what fries me a little is when they do massive homogenous overstory removals. From a hunting standpoint it is far better when they leave something behind and create edge habitat by leaving basically islands of mature trees. I guess that reduces the economy of logging, but on public lands that should be acceptable to create more sustainable habitat.
I understand the need for the fences in certain places too, but I feel they leave them up a few years past when they are needed. Most of the time by the time they take the fences down the cut is past the stage where it is useful for hunting and is a barren desert for the next 20 years as the high stem count saplings just shade out everything, and the cycle of second growth crap forest begins anew.