That's discouraging, indeed, but please hang in there. I'm not an RC convert, but I know what you mean about the off-putting ethnicity in some Orthodox churches--it's the down-side of Orthodoxy that needs healing. Don't let that prevent you from finding the true, and beautiful, church of Christ. You may have to kiss a few toads, metaphorically, before you find the right group for you, but you will be so happy once you find it. Wonderful people are waiting to be discovered, and you will be so grateful when you meet them. Don't despair.