While i an very much appreciate the break from the usual day of AD farming and questing. I think the definition of "fun" is something that is escaping the design team in recent months. So lets start with the definition of "Fun"
funDictionary result for fun
enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure.
"the children were having fun in the play area"
synonyms: pleasure, entertainment, enjoyment, amusement, excitement, gratification; More
1. amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable.
Now what is not fun is
1. New Simril Fishing
2. Having to run 120 CTA's over 4 months for a weapons lower quality then you could farm ad for in 3 week
3. Playing fireworks "Wack-a-mole" along with 3000 other people.
Effectively if the event is not fun (see above) your participation is going to suck as well.
So i while i appreciate Arc trying to mix it up i think someone needs to re-think "fun" activities for these events.