1) yeah, I'd say you aren't much of a gradius fan if you dislike gradius 1. the series' various entries are so extremely similar and this is the originator-- if you don't like it, you aren't much of a gradius fan.
2) there is *no* argument over castlevania 1 being a great game among castlevania fans. the only ones who might not like it are the metroidvania-only kiddies who probably don't like *any* classicvania. cv2 is the one that has a mixed fanbase.
3) i hope in the two years since that post you have stopped saying "lolwut" because otherwise i will slap you in the face
4) i implore you not to dislike games based solely on "hype", because in my experience most games with "hype" from any point in video game history really are *that good* if you allow yourself to like them and don't act stuck up about it. --- `w'