TP did offer great visual and a great musical score, and in that regards I respect TP. I"m not saying if you like TP you're wrong, I'm not just simply complaining, i see a shift in the series that I don't like, I haven't played Skyward Sword, but when i finally do, I really hope its a step in the right direction away from TP, and if its not, its likely that the next zelda game will take after SS, and TP, and get further away from actually makes the series great, or should make it great.
Trust me on this. Skyward Sword performs leaps and bounds over Twilight Princess. SS is the best Zelda the series has seen in a long while. It's not perfect, but it's definitely taken countless steps forward and has put Zelda back on the right path. Idk if you'll be disappointed by the linearity or not, but I can say from the personal experience of a hardcore Zelda fan who's first Zelda game was Ocarina of Time that SS is an absolute must-have for anyone who dares call himself a gamer.