To get the most out of the Zelda games, do you have to play some before others?
Example - I love MM, I think it's a better game than OoT. But I wouldn't have understood or enjoyed it nearly as much without playing OoT first. Sure, it's not 100% required, but the intro and outro would make no sense, the ocarina and Goddess of Time would make no sense, you wouldn't really know what a skull kid was meant to be...
And aLttP. It's an awesome game, but if you haven't played LoZ or OoT (one of the basic "rescue the princess, Ganondorf's the bad guy" games) wouldn't it be a bit like,
"Agahnim is really just the puppet of.. GANON!!!! D:: "
"Orly? Wtf is a Ganon? Why do I care?"
So there's the question - should you play a 'plain game' before you play one of the others?