This image tells you why baby boomer Catholics embraced a more human, thus friendly, Catholics Church and Liturgy:
What we baby boomers called the "old" Mass captured the look of the nun in the above link, thus we loved the more human nuns Vatican II mandated as well as a more human, friendly, flexible Mass.
The perceived affective friendliness of the Presider and other "ministers" of the Mass was heavily promoted in the 1960's and '70's by liturgical theologians like Fr. Eugene Walsh, SS.
Thus not only did Mass facing the congregation result in creating the cult of the personality of the priest presider with the good presider being the opposite of the nun in the link above, with Liturgical theologians like Fr. Walsh, leading the way to a doctrine of affectivity!
This photo captures the personality "doctrine" to a t:
Baby boomer Catholics after being oppressed and repressed by severe nuns and liturgies couldn't get enough of
a freeing, happy clappy nun or liturgy!
Can the EF and OF Masses find a happy and serious middle ground between the Divine Person of Jesus Christ, who has two natures, human and divine?