it is irrelevant to the old franchise, it's saying forget the old and try something new. This is not really for you. It's for newer people to discover.
There's no reason to forget the old if you're trying something new. Only children think that way.
Guess who the vast majority of video gamers are? xD
Haven't studies found the average gamer in their twenties now?
Pretty much. Just look at some of the most famous gamers. They're all in their mid twenties or older. Hell, look at achievement hunter.
Gaming is evolving to where anyone can play, but mostly it's young adults playing. 20 years from now, people might not be aware of some games, but the classics never die. To this day people still compare new games in a series to the oldest ones.
Every time a zelda gets released, it gets compared to OOT. Every. Single. Time.