@choirsoftheeye - Yeah, LttP is a gem, no doubt. It's essentially the basis from which all other Zelda games were constructed. Preferring one Zelda over another after LttP is greatly a matter of preference. For instance, if you love exploring a huge world via water and long for the open seas, then WW is probably gonna rank high with you (I fall into that category... but then again I fall into most categories; I tend to appreciate most settings/gameplay concepts). If you like being a wolf, you'll probably dig TP; and if you like... er... growing up and becoming an adult... then you'll like OoT... and should probably stop picking your nose; you're a big boy now.
About the SMG score, I'm with areseris (woohoo to your avatar, btw!); 38/40 a bad score does not make. And it's one reviewer... and it's his (dare I say it) *OPINION*. Some measures of a game can be applied more or less universally, but in most cases personal preference is a big part of a given review. With that in mind, if there's a game I'm interested in from the get-go, it's gonna take a hell of a lot more than a 38/40 to scare me away (or a hell of a lot less, you could also say).
"Whenever you find a man who says he doesn't believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later." -C.S. Lewis
"We all make choices... but in the end, our choices... make us." -Andrew Ryan, Bioshock
Prediction: Wii passes 360 in US between July - September 2008. (Wii supply will be the issue to watch, and barring any freak incidents between now and then as well.) - 6/5/08; Wow, came true even earlier. Wii is a monster.