For those that haven't seen it. Here's the link to the interview on Wind Waker HD released after the Nintendo Direct this morning. They announce the ability to speed up the boat (after an unspecified point in the game) as well as how they are looking into changing the ending to make it "flow better". And with him talking about how he thinks he is fulfilling his original vision of Wind Waker (and trying to fix what he describes as the game seeming to end "abruptly") it definitely sounds like they are at least going to bring back some of the parts they removed (or space out the current parts differently to change the pace of the game).
What do you think? Does this sound like enough of a difference to make it worth playing again? I have been partially wishing to go back and replay Wind Waker, and I think I would have by now if the boat speed was faster in the gamecube game (it will depend at what point the ability is unlocked though).