I haven't played the Remastered version, but I remember the inventory was a pain in the original. If I remember correctly, the first few items of inventory could be accessed directly using the "F key" associated with that particular item. But for remaining inventory items you had to use a key to advance through the inventory, one item at a time, until you got to the item you wanted, and could select it.
Have I just become more impatient as I've grown older? (I thought you were supposed to develop patience!!)
As for being "more impatient," it depends somewhat on whether the game makes up for any inconveniences in other ways. I thought the original Grim Fandango was worth playing despite the clumsy interface.
I also tend to be more patient with older games than with newer ones because I feel the newer ones should "know better" and "have fixed those problems by now."