I can't imagine how anyone could dislike Zelda, honestly. It's just so epic.
As the above post said, go play Ocarina of Time. It's just as impressive as it was 9 years ago, if not moreso. The scale is absolutely amazing, there's just so much to do, so much to see. The minor details are incredible and I doubt you'll be able to find such an immersive game if you looked your whole life.
The gameplay is always tweaked PERFECTLY. It's just a joy to play. I've wasted over 500 hours on Ocarina probably, if not more..