I'm cynical about this stuff. Although of course I love the change, Benedict's biggest accomplishment (freeing my Mass is great but only affects us trads, a minority), I agree with whoever said whatever change the church makes in this department, a minority loves it, a minority hates it, and most Catholics, the nominal churchgoers and the lapsed, just go along. As happened with the Novus Ordo
. The few 'progressives' enthused; the SSPX left; the big rank and file mumbled 'andalsowithyou', didn't sing, looked at their watches and bugged out in time to watch the game. A mandatory return to our Mass would be the same in reverse. Some loud complaining but few departures.
My pastor isn't a fan of many of the changes, because in his opinion it doesn't follow the directive of Vatican II which calls for "noble simplicity" in the liturgy.
The Thomas Day factor: most American Catholics never were high-church so like this priest they like the changes 45 years ago. The next Popes need a long time to finish what Benedict the Great started.