Similar, at least I'd imagine, to people who saw the Original Star Wars trilogy in theaters. While we may enjoy it and maybe even go to the theater to watch re-releases, but it isn't the same. I'm sure it means much more to them than it does kids in this generation.
I've never understood this mentality. Isn't seeing, playing, experiencing something for the first time valid in everybody? Whether you were there when it came out shouldn't really matter because (example) I wasn't around for the original STAR WARS' release but what it means to me is equal, if not more so, than those who first saw it in 1977.
Same applies to Zelda. I played OoT upon release but I know kids who were just born that year that have ended up playing it and loving it (as well as the rest of the series through it) more than I do.
It's this sense of elitism that people foolishly find pride in that ruins the image for many who want to be a part of something or mocked for it. "You weren't there! You can't like it the way I like it. You don't understand." That kinda attitude is repulsive and dangerously obnoxious if left unchecked.