I didn't really care for the game when it first came out compared to how I felt playing past Zelda games. Don't get me wrong, the game is great but it just didn't get me as addicted as previous Zelda games. Of the Zelda series, it was, and still is one of my least favorites. However, it is definitely better than a great many other games I have played.
I felt meh about it when it first released. In the context of Zelda games I still feel meh about it. But I do appreciate it more than I used to. It aged well and is still worth re-playing.