A Link to the Past was my introduction to the Zelda series and I'll never forget that experience! In some ways I wish the N64 Zelda had kept the top-down view as the computing power needed to make a fully 3D world just takes memory away from the actual adventure and story.
However, OOT and MM were great on their own ways. Heck when a Playstation magazine states that they would be hard pressed to come up with a game as good as Zelda:OOT (even on the PS2) then that's saying something.
BTW, I just downloaded an NES emulator along with the original Zelda so I will be drowning in Zelda bliss soon enough.:happy: