Think about it this way:
You may prefer the NO Mass. But, what if tomorrow every NO Mass in the world were replaced with another Rite (be it the TLM, the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, the Anglican Use Mass, or a new creation - it does not matter).
This is done virtually overnight with relatively few requests that this new Rite replace the NO. When you object and respectfully request that you be allowed to attend the NO you are lied to by priests, and bishops, and cardinals. They tell you that the NO Mass is now illegal and the the new Rite is the only Mass that is lawful.
And then for 40 years these same priests, bishops, and cardinals repeatedly tell you, your children, and your children’s children how horrible the NO Mass was. And they continually repeat the lie that it was abrogated by the Pope.
In 40 years time I think it is a safe bet that most people would prefer the new Rite (whatever it is) to the NO.
And it would not be fair to compare the NO to this new Rite in some kind of popularity contest.
It is a given that more people attend the NO. But, if it is a contest then it is a contest that a whole lot of people spent a whole lot of years rigging.
I’m not saying that it is wrong to prefer the NO. I attend it quite often - especially for daily Mass. I actually like it. But, I think the Church would be a whole lot better off if it were celebrated much more often in the manner of Assumption Grotto in Detroit, or St. Agnes, in St. Paul or St. Patrick in Columbus.
Demand is pretty high. Literally hundreds of parishes have begun to offer the TLM around the US since Summorum Pontificum was released. It seems like almost every day one hears news about another parish beginning to offer it.
And then there are all of the bishops who are still refusing to allow the TLM even though they have no such authority.
Demand is certainly high. As high as for the NO? Of course not. But, as I pointed out it is a dishonest comparison.