As an ex-RC who is not looking into EO (so I can stay out of this whole "my liturgy is better than your liturgy"/Old Believers business, Слава Богу), the posts that most resonated with me so far in this discussion are those of Isa Almisry. In the end, I could not deal with the cognitive dissonance of having experienced so many low points (on such a regular basis...) along with the high points that I suppose formed the sort of book ends on my four years in the RC. That it would ever be the case that sometimes diametrically opposed theologies coexist within a single communion is unthinkable to me, and yet this is what I experienced in the RC.
Just to be clear, I wouldn't judge the whole RC communion based on the few hundred liturgies I attended (in a few different parishes in different states, if that makes a difference), but I do
take them to be representative of RC worship as it is practiced in the Latin church (since there's where I spent 99% of my time; only towards the very end did I spend some time with the Byzantine Catholics). To say it is problematic is at least a bit of an understatement. To pretend as though it is somehow acceptable that it is so because not every single N.O. Mass is like the worst you've ever seen is even worse. There comes a point when the preponderance of evidence from so many different unrelated sources should allow us to be able to draw some general conclusions without having to preface everything with bland pleasantries that, frankly, those who have seen fit to destroy authentic Latin Catholic spirituality do not deserve.
I write that not because I particularly care about the RC church as it is now, but because of my time in the RC (including visits to monasteries, hours upon hours of discussions with dedicated and well-informed priests and laypeople of virtually every Catholic rite, etc., all of which were very positive) I do have a sense of what it could be, had it not veered off the rails so many years ago. (Not with VII; that was in a sense the culmination of many centuries of development away from its historic orthodoxy.)
Frankly, I think those in the Roman Catholic communion are getting screwed, and that's without reference to any EO position. For all of your sakes, I hope that the "reform of the reform" that RCs tell me is just around the corner/underway (maybe in an effort to convince me to come back? Hahaha) goes better than the...uh...reform went.