Well, guys... I opened it.
TBH, I'm really happy I did. I mean, what nostalgia - especially the poster inside, with words like "Tohunga". I mean, this was my very first '01 set, along with my very first '01 Kanohi. Having it displayed on my shelf, reading the little bios, makes me realize how much I'll miss the old BIONICLE. Little Matoro has now motivated me to collect both Turaga Nuju and Kopaka (when I get the money), so I can have the entire village of ice (sorta) on my shelf.
Matoro now sits happily beside Vakama Metru on my shelf, despite how insanely non-canon it is.
For those who are now going to rage-hate on me, I did put the ripped-open package and instruction manual in storage, so everything will stay safe.