Salt Lake City
Re: Has anyone played with this? Seems kind of crap...
Actually, because each sea board contains three locations, your choice of destination is actually reduced to six if you exclude players' home ports, with three of those requiring the die roll to reach.
There are also ways to reduce the difficulty of the die roll in order to reach the board that's currently in the fog.
I'm not exactly an unbiased voice, but I genuinely think the Deep Fog variant is a lot of fun. It's fast moving and involves a lot of interesting strategic decisions. You may need to employ different strategies then with a static board, but the strategic depth is still there.