Some really good posts to check out at the New Liturgical Movement!
Jeffrey Tucker gives a very common example of how mediocrity is rammed down the throats of many Catholics.
In another post, Mr. Tucker links to a comment by church architect Duncan Stroik in this article about theater-style seating. Cripes! My former roundhouse church could have passed for a miniature version of the Providence Civic Center (now named Dunkin Donuts Center Providence - YUK! or by it's not so bad nickname, The Dunk). They were both built around the same time. The Dunk, around 1972-ish; the roundhouse church in question, 1970.
Finally, Shawn Tribe reports that Msgr. Peter J. Elliott, a vocal supporter of the reform of the reform, has been named Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne. Things are looking quite good in Australia these days, eh - first Cardinal Pell in Sydney, now Bishop-elect Elliott in Melbourne. Go Aussies!