I remember thinking about this issue one time after Mass and the thought ocurred to me…
Obviously things progress as humans learn. A child learns more about the world as he grows and gains not just the ability to assimilate but also the knowledge of things around him.
So Judaism progressed and their liturgy progressed.
With Christian Liturgy, the core elements must be there.
But how beautiful is it (and this was the point of my thought) that the Holy Spirit was the one guiding the men who made changes and developed new ways of doing things and new expressions of worship.
Ultimately, it was the Spirit involved in this whole process.
So anyway, there’s no possible way we could ever offer God anything worthy of Him. But with the Mass, we’re already offering Him everything; Jesus.
So, the fact that we have different expressions of the Liturgy is, I think, a positive, because you must go where you are fed.
If the Tridentine feeds you, then eat.
If the Novus Ordo prayed reverently does it, then go to it.
But the Eucharist is what it’s all about, not the form of worship. yes, do it reverently, with all your being, but remember why you want reverence in the first place - because He deserves it - He deserves our best.
It was never about us anyway. Jesus is Who we adore, love, worship, praise. If beautiful art helps you to do that, use that! because that is a gift from God given to the Church for us to use in our wonder and awe of Him. if a simple plain chapel (like a monastery i recently visited) helps you to understand God’s simplicity and helps you to focus on the core of the liturgy, then be around that.
This is why we have a CHURCH, to guide and teach. Opinions after all, are only that.