There is nothing disrespectful about pointing out your exaggeration.
You use your slingshot to lower a ladder in the Great Deku Tree. Navi flies up to and calls yoru attention to it, even allowing you to Z-target it (as I remember).
Before going to Zora's Domain, Navi tells you you should talk to Saria. Ask Saria what's up and she'll tell you that the last spiritual stone is held by King Zora in Zora's Domain.
There are no cases I can think of where the game doesn't nudge you in the right direction.
I found you telling me that I was exaggerating quite insulting, I am not exaggerating anything, just telling the truth.
I knew you did it in the Great Deku Tree, but I swear I remember you doing it at the entrance of another temple in the same area.
And also, one of my main beefs was that I couldn't find Saria, and when I did find Saria, i didn't know where Zora's Domain was. Was there anything that pointed me in the direction of Zora's Domain?
Either way, there were many times where I had no idea where to go next, I am not exaggerating anything, I have no need to, and you have no basis of for accusing me of exaggerating.
The map screen showed you where all the major entrances and exits on Hyrule Field were, and the owl explains how to use it a few times. You passed it several times on your equipment screen, I'm sure, or referenced it in the couple of dungeons you did beat.
I can say you're exaggerating - if only through misremembering - because what you're saying isn't true. The game never leaves you without hints of where to go.
Wasn't Zora's domain not linked directly to Hyrule field though, wasn't it linked to a river which then led you to Zora's domain?
And I would have preferred it if you told me I was misremembering, but in the end, I am used to games like this and I have completed games like Resident Evil at a very young age, yet multiple times I was confused at where I needed to go next in Ocarina of Time.
What about the part of the game where you grow up and go onto Hyrule Field, I believe after you meet Sheikh no hints are dropped as to where you go next.