Why do some denigrate the so-called “Mass in the round”?
If I look at my own church, the nave, transepts and apse essentially form a “Mass in the round” (at least for those sitting in the front.) If one is sitting in the front of the nave for instance, it’s just as easy to see people sitting in either of the transepts or the apse (which is opened if there is a big crowd.)
I curious if “Mass in the round” became hated because in many situations, creating that configuration required the destruction of the interiors of historic churches?
On its own, “Mass in the round” is an excellent way to get the maximum number of people as close to the sacrifice (with the best sight lines) as possible, which I do believe is important.
So why the hate?