I was baptized as a RC in 1978 when I was 18 years old, and the TLM was very hard to find back then...I had to take 3 buses to get to the only one I knew of, in a motel in a nearby town. Took me 3 1/2 hrs to get there, but I did it, over and over again, back when I was young, healthier and much more energetic! I'm 52 now, and have been to about 4 novus ordos in my life, all of them funerals (rather fitting, IMO.)
As much as I loved, and still love the TLM, I just could not remain with a church that could do that to their own people, who were some of their most faithful members. I remember the grief and pain my mother's family felt over the changes in the late 1960s/early 1970s. I did not know of the Orthodox Church back then, or I would have joined sooner. I came to understand that I find myself agreeing with the Orthodox approach to church authority more than the RC approach. Indeed, Traditional RCs were and are being very Orthodox in their thinking, when they refuse to accept modernistic changes in their church, just because the church says so. They should rather break communion, which many of them have done (though they deny it.)
I am joining the Orthodox Church; my 19 year old son, however, has a fascination with the TLM stemming from his obsession with medieval history and medieval wargaming! He has BEGGED me to take him to a TLM, so before I join the Orthodox Church, I will do that for him (I told him once I become Orthodox I cannot attend any non-Orthodox religious services.)
Fortunately there is a sung (high Mass) TLM in my city, and another one in a nearby town. There is a low Mass but I want him to experience the full "smells and bells".
(incidentally my son is Jewish, so who knows where this may lead?)