No, you were granted a chance to participate in an older style of liturgy, with all the rubrics and traditions associated with it- and you were surrounded by people who were all very enthusiastic about it.
Before Vatican 2, there were heretics, and there were highly-respected theologians within the Church; there were devout Catholics, and there were lapsed Catholics; there were reverent liturgies, and there were irreverent ones. The same can be said about today- but since World War II (since before then, really, but we really started to see this pick up in the years following WWII), there has been a cultural shift towards a more progressive, more anti-establishment way of thinking.
In the 1930’s, women wore hats in church. There was nothing exotic about it- that’s just what women did- they’d wear a hat to the park as routinely as they would to church. By the time the 50’s and 60’s came around, it wasn’t as popular for women to wear hats- but they still did it in church because that was what they were supposed to do- they didn’t question it, and the idea of wearing hats to dress up didn’t seem unusual to them. This is just one of many examples of traditions of the past that have fallen out of practice.