When Vatican II closed, it intended a hermeneutic of continuity. Over the past 50 years however, what we have seen has been a radical attempt to break from the 2000 year rich tradition of the Church. Pope Benedict XVI, has made it his mission to place the train back on the tracks again, re-introducing the rich traditions that many flung away after they misinterpreted Vatican II for political reasons.
Remember, Salvation is not a free for all. Jesus chose the 12 and gave them the expressed mission to save the world from itself. I side with the Church, not some washed up hippies from the 70's. Save the Liturgy, Save the world.
Advent 2011, here we come!