And again, what you wrote makes perfect sense. I mean, if someone wants SotC to be something else well then...I guess you have Zelda games for that. Namely, BOTW which I feel took to SotC for inspiration on world design but in its heart is still Zelda. But yeah, SOtC is great because it's SotC. It wants to be different. It NEEDS to be different. And like Ueda himself stated, this level of "different" makes the game stand out amongst a sea of copy cats.
Yeah Breath of the Wild definitely took inspiration from Shadow of the Colossus, not just in stuff like the world design or bosses like the Talus, but even the Divine Beasts are quite reminiscent too. I think it's the perfect game for those who wanted "more content" in SotC.