However, if real, organic communities of Western Christians come over, they can bring a real environment to the mix that will make the liturgy work in context.
I've seen this happen, and, to bring back the specific example from a few pages ago, St. Peter's here in Ft. Worth is a good example of this. I've talked with folks who've attended other WR parishes and have said that those parishes are Orthodox in name only. I'm convinced that Fr. Anthony (of St. Peter's) is deliberate in his efforts to emphasize that they are not
Episcopalian; they are not
Catholic; they are Orthodox
--and he's not talking to any Greek bishop who's naysaying out there; he's laying down the gauntlet to his own flock, making it clear what and who they are. It's sad that not all WR parishes do this.
I have to say, when I first became Orthodox, I did so in spite of the Byzantine tones, liturgics, etc. I did so because the true faith was within this communion, and that's it. I knew I had to take the wrapping with the package, in other words. When my wife and I moved to Ft. Worth, I (due to my stopovers in western liturgical churches on my way to Orthodoxy) was ready to join St. Peter's. My wife--who had had no such stopovers--asked if we could also visit some ER churches. We wound up at the OCA parish we've called home for four and a half years--she got to stay consistent in rite, and I was able to settle in easily to the much-more-palatable-to-western-ears Russian tones--and, oddly enough...I prefer ER now. I'll say in a heartbeat that I still love the WR presence in the Church--may God grant them growth and many, many years!--and I can slip right into worship at St. Peter's without even blinking, but the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is "my" liturgy now.
Perhaps, should God grant, a western rite vicar will eventually be a bishop of sorts over the AWRV--this would, I would think, lead to much more uniformity and unity of identity and purpose within the vicariate--but until then, our brothers and sisters who share the same faith, the same creed and the same chalice as we ER-ers have to blaze a trail that may not always be convenient or pleasing to us. They need, I think, our patience and compassion during this time of trial; they do not need our suspicion or unfounded nitpicking.