I attended the the first two days of the Sacred Triduum in my regular church, the last day in my territorial church.
All three liturgies were according to the new rites, but the difference was significant.
In my regular church everything was kept according to the books, and the center was God and Jesus Christ.
In my territorial church a theatrical composition was performed. About 600 people together, and about 100 had some active individual part to show their talent. Even the sermon emphasized the importance of their preparation, and people were time to time advised to applause. The most fancy was the readings (total 1.5 hours) where each reading was made a different style theatrical action, emphasizing the human performance. As an example, in the first reading 6 or so human voices competed against the pianist, like the tenor in Operas of Wagner against the orchestra. In overall the musical director strictly believed that the number of the decibels pleases God (or may be him). Also after the communion the Alleluia from the Messiah of Handel was performed, even as a surprise for the pastor, proving that the liturgy is fallen into the hand of laymen.
I believe, this attitude and not the new rite itself is about what our pope as Cardinal Ratzinger said that it is man made an banal.
The Liturgy had to be centered around God, following the books. No servant can make the rules.