i got the game on monday, did the tutorial section, then began doing shrines in hyrule.
being completely botw-brained, i just assumed i would have everything i needed to do the shrines at this point. as it turns out, you need the paraglider for a lot of them, but I didn't know it was even in the game until this morning. so for 4 days, i went around thinking i was too dumb to figure out the shrines, and i kept dying while exploring because i'm bad and I couldn't get more heart containers.
so i had a pretty miserable time these first few days, and i was wondering why everyone was liking totk and i wasn't. fortunately, i figured it out and now i can barely put the game down. i guess that if there's a lesson to be had here, it's that making your new thing look like your previous thing means people might walk in with incorrect expectations based on earlier experience.
also while typing this, my iphone suggested the phrase 'tears of the lgbt'. so if anyone's planning a rom hack and they need a cool title, there you go.