Why hate on Wind Waker and Twilight Princess?
Even if they aren't your ideal Zelda game, that just means Nintendo needs to up their game a bit more in your opinion. Personally, the one game that introduced me to the Zelda series and is still my favorite one to date is Wind Waker because of the lovely soundtrack, the new environment and the fact that Nintendo ended up trying something new by doing the cell shading coloring which I thought lead to bright and cheery atmosphere in most cases. And Twilight Princess progressed the series along as well by adding different scenarios and more enhanced CG graphics, along with a interesting story. Although I do agree with you about the fact that Twilight Princess was exceptionallyeasy for a Zelda game that doesn't mean that you should just 'ditch' the series because it wasn't your cup of tea. There are surely going to be more to be released and maybe they'll be to your liking. I think the reason why TP/WW were a bit easier was because they were originally released for the GCN which was aimed to be more of a younger person's system. Now that the Wii has been out, perhaps the new Zelda will be a improvement?