It is all about opinions and I would be a fool if I could not understand someone (or lots of people) believe-/s OoT is not the best zelda game. What I do not understand about your post is the last part. What exactly do you mean with "by far"? I would not agree on that if I have interpreted it correctly.I disagree. Wind Waker already surpassed it, and TP came damn close. OoT wasn't the best in the series, by far.
If a game is easy or not has nothing to do at all about heart and soul on the behalf of the producers. That is my opinion. But by simple you mayhaps not mean easy? What do you mean by simple exactly?for the most part hes done a good job, however the games hes made are too simple. if he does continue to make zelda games, hes going to have to pour his heart and soul into it.