Yeah, I don't get the outrage. Many Orthodox churches are enormous and beautiful, and I think that's a good thing. The fact that this particular building appears to be enormous and ugly is another matter, but no one's commented on that so far; just on the cost. And I've long disliked the attitude that it's bad to spend money beautifying the Church because it could have been given to the poor or some such. I am reminded a bit of Matt 26:6-13.