Definitely, the hand to hand is one thing that had the potential to be really good and add another dimension to the game, but it's just another thing that was botched. What's weird is when I tried Fight Night via taking on Sanchez, I was assuming it would be even more annoying, but it was pretty easy because they just have a few repeat button sequnces then it's over. Random enconters with any other NPCs that attack you with melee are quite another stopry though. I liken it to God of War where they have the QTE icons flash so faintly and briefly that you can't really react well enough, but then I don't really like ANY type of QTE.
I hate the QTE fighting. I'm playing on PC using non-default controls, and nowhere in the menus does it let you know that it has also bound certain fighting mechanics to which button - so it's a real trial and error when it comes to the on screen prompts.