To pre-emptively expel any defensiveness, this thread is not in anyway insinuating that liturgical rubrics are bad.
That being said, I feel like Catholics have an obstacle to overcome with this when it comes to evangelization. For certain protestants, the liturgy might not seem so terribly alien, but there are a steadily decreasing number of protestants that come from any sort of ‘high church’ background. The new norm within protestantism is shifting towards, restoration / non-denominational / Pentecostalism. This is the background I came from also. When I jumped ship over the summer and started going to a parish, it was all very odd (though has since become increasingly natural). Now in my particular case, I had already dug through Catholic apologetics, was sold, and ready to receive my secret papist decoder ring in the underground crypt at any time. It might have been emotionally new and weird for me at first, but objectively, that didn’t at all stop my conversion. What concerns me is that that’s not how a lot of people come to the faith, at least not at first. It isn’t unusual for a person to wander into a non-denominational church at some point and just attend the worship, or more often, to go with a buddy. There is nothing they would need to learn by doing this; it would all be very manageable. If a person wanders into a parish, that’s a completely different story. I feel like because of this, there are a good number of reverts/converts to Christianity that are being swept into the non-denominational crowd.
How do you think we can counter this problem? Am I wrong? Should we deal with it or see it as inevitable?