A lot of my Catholic friends like to say to me, "Alex, if there was an Eastern Catholic parish near you, then you would be fine. You could get your love of East and West there and still remain Catholic."
The funny thing is, I understand and know to be true the Orthodox Church is the True Faith. My angst is not having an eastern Rite in communion with Rome, but having a western Rite in communion with the One True Church.
I am a westerner, born and raised. I love the Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, but I was raised on the Roman Missal. That was the faith that shaped me into who I am. If there is a chance that as Orthodox I can still be in union with the One True Church and maintain the western home of the Liturgy of St Gregory, then I shall take it. However, if the Western Rite becomes obsolete, then I will be saddened but remain a Orthodox Christian none the less. If the bishops decided to suspend indefinitely the Liturgy of St Gregory, then I should acknowledge greater understanding of the Church than I have.
Do I wish my OCA mission parish would start the Liturgy of St Gregory? Yes. Am I going to go out of my way to find a parish that does? No.
On a side note, could the ancient western Celtic Rite come back?