I had the pleasure of attending both E3 2010 and 2011 as part of my University Computer Science club. Zelda and Sonic are both my favorite video game series. I heard that a Zelda was supposed to be announced at E3 but when I walked into the South Hall I saw a new Zelda, Kirby, Goldeneye, and Donkey Kong Country. As a long time Nintendo fan it was mind blowing to play these games before I had even heard of any announcement.
Both times I played Zelda I really didn't enjoy it too much. In 2011 I even waited over an hour to play the newer demo to give it a second chance. The more I read about the game the less I wanted to play it. It seemed like it was going to be a Zelda game that focused on story instead of gameplay. After Twilight Princess came out Miyamoto said the next Zelda would be completely different and reinvented, however this was clearly not true. The Wii U Zelda is claiming the same thing.
It really pained me to see what direction they took the Zelda series, the character designs, too much dialogue, lack of overworld, and forcing directions on the player all seemed like they were taking a huge step back from a formula that already worked well. I wasn't just not going to buy the game, I was angry about it and had legitimate concerns but everyone said I was a "troll" and that it was Game Of The Year (before the game had even come out).
Fast forward to early January 2013 and I am feeling less cynical and polarized about the whole thing. Kmart had it for 20$ with the Music CD, I bought it and have to say that while it is far from the best Zelda game it is still a high quality game and is easily worth 50$. It is a lot of fun even though there are some annoyances involved. I should have just bought it day 1 and enjoyed it instead of being so negative about the whole thing. Now it seems like people are finally understanding the flaws the game does have though. If you own a Wii, are a Zelda fan and don't have SS, buy it.