That's pretty cynical...but could be true, I guess. Mind you, Gamespot had a big issue with the graphics, as opposed to IGN (and many other sites) that like them alot, likening them to a mix between Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. If you hate the graphics, and feeling like the Zelda formula is getting old, then I could see a 7.5 score easily.
I, however, love the Zelda game formula...how they keep making it better and better everytime. It's actually the reason that I tried to play Darksiders on the PS3...but it was VERY dark and put me in positions where I was forced to do things that I would never do as a Christian- so I stopped playing.
I can't wait to play Skyward Sword and get all hack-and-slashy-puzzle-solvy!
One of my favourite Zelda games is the Minish Cap...developed by Capcom, and totally awesome!
If a tree falls and no one is there to hear it... well, we can be glad that we're all safe!