The NES games were the golden age of Zelda, but then A Link to the Past came around and killed the series. I can name every boss from the first game, whereas the bosses in Link's Awakening don't even look like real bosses! Ocarina of Time is cool though, although I'll hate it once Majora's Mask comes out.
Jsyk, the Zelda fandom is similar to Pokemon. It's called the Zelda cycle but it starts where modern Zelda(oot) began. Pokemon doesn't have such a major difference between any two gens that it restarts the cycle
Not changing this sig until we get a new main series Tales game released on a Nintendo console in the US