The main thing is that LBW was a better match for a dad with a baby/toddler. I literally only get to play games for like 15 minutes a day, and in 15 minute intervals. There is nothing I can do with BOTW in 15 minutes.
But in the end I just don’t like most of what BOTW is doing. The puzzles are too easy and the rewards are boring. It feels like tidying up the world. The big boss dungeons are a little better, but too small and short. The weapon breaking stuff is an absolutely incomprehensible design decision, the only purpose of which is to make room in your inventory so you can be rewarded for solving easy puzzles, for instance.
In general, I also pretty much hate crafting systems, since they are just busy work between you and some operational game design object. The act of crafting stuff is 100% mechanical (as is collecting) so what is the point of putting some rote action between me and something that (presumably) has a more direct game design role? And, again, sitting at the fire crafting shit feels literally like a waste of time. Why am I watching this dumb animation of Link cooking for the thousandth time?