We're in the days leading up to the start of the Wind Waker LP, so this is an appropriate time to come back on the Hyrule Historia artbook, which, on top of looking pretty, gave us the actual canon timeline of the Zelda series. At the time we were like, WHOA, the real official timeline? But now, looking back, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed, because instead of coming up with their own creative way of explaining things, they just took some fanon (God I hate that term) into canon, from the split timeline theory to Kaepora Gaebora being Rauru in disguise - and doing so, also made the corresponding plotholes into canon as well. Sure, they came up with the Ganondorf timeline, something no one even thought of, in order to staple a few plotholes shut, but at the expense of opening up a huge existentialism debate that feels even more out of place than a split timeline.
Overall, it feels like they took the path of least resistance, taking what most fans who actually care about that stuff believed, and making it fact. On the other hand, one could say that millions of fans will eventually be able to make more sense out of such a complicated saga than a limited amount of writers ever could, especially since said writers clearly stopped caring at all at some point that could be pinpointed to anywhere between the Oracle games and Twilight Princess.
So, what's your opinion on this? Laziness from the writers of the book, or the fact that such a massive amounts of fans is bound to make the most sense?