I didn't use a guide for this game. It was easy enough I thought. But I don't have a problem with game guides at all. (altough I do avoid them now, so that I don't feel stupid when reading some people's comments about how "bad" they really are.)
I hate it when people put other people down for using a guide. It's just stupid. Not everyone is great at games. If people feel the need to use a guide, then so be it.
I used a guide for a lot (and I stress LOT) of Zelda: TP, but it really didn't take any of the fun out of it IMO. I still enjoyed it enough to draw me back to play it another 5 times!
Super Paper Mario and Super Mario Galaxy were the first games EVER that I have played that were not Sports or Simulation. For many years I was extremely content playing EA Sports and Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc, on PC. SPM and SMG were new experiences for me. I used an online guide HEAPS for SPM and when I bought SMG I also bought the Prima Collector's Guide. I used it very occasionally (Silver Stars Sea Slide Galaxy mainly) and I do not think myself anyless of a gamer. Many aspects of the game that many of you wouldn't even know about are disclosed in this guide. It was a great purchase. I had more fun with the game using this guide than if I was frustrated trying to get past one or two levels. I hate being frustrated while gaming.
I never needed a guide, i only needed a little help, because i got all 120 stars without any guide, just on a few i couldn't complete it without some videos to show me how (I mean the purple comet on the toy time galaxy)