This was brought up only briefly on the podcast and totally in passing, but I still felt like throwing my opinion out there.
Rose-colored nostalgia-goggles off, I would take Twilight Princess over any of the Zelda games that came before or after it. No it wasn't particularly innovative, it didn't have a fancy art style, and it was incredibly formulaic.
BUT! It also had easily the best dungeon design, the most satisfying environmental puzzles, the best combat (which has never been great in Zelda), great boss battles, and absolutely amazing pacing. The game keeps introducing new elements and wrinkles, right as you're getting used to the last thing that was introduced.
So I'll take it over the more innovative OOT and the better looking Wind Waker any day. :)