If it wasn't for the button controls I don't think I would have been able to beat this game. But I did enjoy this game a lot. The only thing that bothered me was the tons of backtracking the game has. But It did feel good to complete it with one of my favorite Zelda finals and one of the best stories in a Zelda game.
I understand why people love this game but to me, I felt really burnt out around the end. Just having the same world in a Mario game felt boring and tiring. But its not an awful game to play and other people that enjoy this game are completely valid in enjoying it.