The anti-Catholic strains in contemporary EO go beyond that, making hostility to the West or the Catholic Church almost part of their identity.
This is your opinion. It is true of some Orthodox, but it is not true of all of them. I have personally found myself going days or even weeks at a time without thinking of the Catholic Church in any way, be it negative or positive. At times, I find myself thinking very negative things about Catholicism because of (what I see as) the erroneous and innovative ecclesiology its members sometimes push on the Orthodox these days, while not accepting that there might be a different way of looking at the nature of the Church, a way that even some of its adherents still partly espouse themselves. At other times, I find myself appreciating the friendships I've had with Catholic people over the years, and being grateful for what they taught me, and appreciating elements in western tradition.
Ironically, however, aren't you at least in part defining your belief in Catholicism through your opposition to Orthodox stances on ecclesiology? How is this different from certain Orthodox definining themselves in oppostion to Catholic teaching?