they must come to their senses and stop all this needless reform of the reform of the reform of the reform. Go back to the ancient and timeless Divine Liturgy at the time of St. Gregory.
It always makes me laugh if I hear/read traditional Roman Catholics statements about the antiquity and eternity of the Tridentine Mass. It's not so old, and what's more, they even do not know which rubrics they should follow (e.g there were some reforms of the ceremonies of the Holy Week before Vaticanum Secundum, some reforms of previous popes e.g Leo XIII if I'm not mistaken and so on).
Actually, like the Divine Liturgy, the Tridentine Mass also evolved and it represented the rich, organic blend of Gallican, Celtic, Old Latin African, and Roman liturgical nuances that developed in the West for over a millennium. Pope Benedict XVI details this beautifully in his book Spirit of the Liturgy
. For some brief comments on the organic 'evolution of the Divine Liturgy to see Taft http://www.myriobiblos.gr/texts/english/taft_evolution_1.html
The Novus Ordo actually has much profundity in and of itself, if it is liturgically sound with traditional features such as incense and Latin hymns. The new translation has helped to improve things, too, IMO.
My chief problem with the Novus Ordo is that some of the symbolic gestures and movements from the Latin Mass, as with the Divine Liturgy, which really evoke a sense of reverence and transcendence has been lost.
Benedict XVI, a council father of Vatican II who is overall very positive above the council itself, is very critical of the liturgical document and what he saw as 'papal innovation' when Paul VI handled the matter as he did.
I love both masses personally,'though I do believe that more elements of the Tridenine Mass should bleed into the Novus Ordo and indeed they have in my particular parish. Going to Tridentine Mass this Sunday with the fam though since I have the opportunity :-)