A LOT people here LOVE JOAM...I am not one of them. In fact, if that was the first mead I'd tasted, I'd not had another.
I would encourage you to do a "SHOW" Mead. Just Honey, Water, and Yeast (Cheat with Nutrient and Energizer..it's worth it.) You also may want to try a lighter version of a show mead...Maybe NOT 3# per gallon....maybe 2? That way you will avoid needing to age for a year or better to be ok...just remember EVERY mead improves with age. Some more than others, but when you get to the 3# per gallon range...you are looking at 1 year+.
You still may not be at 100% Of what you'll like, but then you get to taste the mead and know what it tastes like...then start to think about fruit. I can't say for the finished product, but dried Blueberries are nice...so far.