Hopefully after 80 posts I can get some good answers to these questions regarding participating in the EF Mass:
How can one raise their hearts to God, in the most sublime manner, if they cannot understand the ecclesiastical Latin fluently in the EF? Sure, one will probably understand the words in the Agnus Dei, the Sanctus, etc. But, I, and I am sure 95% of those who attend EF Masses, am not completely fluent in understanding Latin throughout the entire Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. When I attend an EF Mass, my heart is raised during consecration, but that is about it. I am not attempting to undermine the EF, but I just cannot understand how one can prefer it if they do not understand every word of the Liturgies; yes, I said every word - because when I go to Mass (OF English), every single word has divine meaning and it is imperative that I understand what I am participating in. Also, I do not go to Mass as a mere observant of a spectator sport; I go to actively participate (and passively receive) in every liturgical element possible.
Do people attend EF Masses merely for the ‘reverence’ and ‘tradition’ aspects? Of course reverence and tradition are of utmost importance in the Mass, but that should not be the core and sole purpose of their intentions for going to EF Masses instead of OF Masses, right?