Yeah, nintendo is pretty dead set on making the focal point of skyward sword the supposedly "innovative" control system. and i do have to agree with you, the cartoonish graphics, while beautiful, doesnt really look that appealing to me. Twilight Princess (TP) was always a great game. the only thing i didnt like about the wii version was that they mirrored link to be right handed so that it would be easier for most players. since i'm left handed myself, a left handed link sort of represented all other left handed people out there, and that was really charming.
oppenheimer, i get what your saying, ocarina of time is arguably the best in the series. they haven't really done anything to step it up and make the series more interesting. i appreciate TP though, because of its darker themes, and because it came out for the wii, meaning a new control system. if i were you, id probably get the game just to test if its really as "innovative" as they're trying to show it to be.
gilgamesh, haha! awesome, brother! you play okami as well.
i love that game, though i found the ending a bit...unsatisfying. haha. the graphics were beyond great...the story was really cool, since it was able to mash up all these different japanese shinto stories (the peach boy, the princess from the moon, even issun the pipsqueak is based off this old japanese tale about this tiny samurai). i cant wait for its sequel on the ds.
now, if only nintendo took some notes from clover studios, and added some elements of okami into LoZ.