The discussion in the comment section of Praytell's real Bread post reminds me of why I preferred vocation directors' conventions to liturgists' conventions! Liturgists are freaks, not all of course, thank you very much. Vocation directors live in the real world, liturgists muse on the liturgy like interior decorators who continually try to rearrange everything in some pseudo artistic impulse or addictive inclination at creativity striving eternally for the new and improved.
Prior to Vatican II we simply celebrated the liturgy and oriented the sanctuary according to script and strict liturgical laws Holy Mother Church gave us.There were no silly obsessions about the "signs and symbols" of the liturgy, as Christ the Sovereign King was central and He is our main preoccupation as Catholics seeking his grace for Catholic perfection finalized at our personal judgement's purification!
Praytell geeks muse on bread, true Catholics center on Christ crucified and Risen!