When I went into the seminary in 1976, and yes that’s only 42 years ago, the first thing I noticed about the seminary liturgies, vestments, altar ware and the like, was that it was blah.
I later learned the difference between low Church and high Church styles and those terms being a better, more politically correct description rather than blah or awe.
By low Church analogy, the vestments were unadorned, similar to Pope Francis’ tastes in vestments and 1970's ideologies and theologies. We were told the stole was the more ancient priestly, I mean, presbyter’s vestment and the chasuble a later concoction thus the stole should be on top of the chasuble not under it if either were worn.
And no decorations or adornments as the vestments themselves were the symbols and it is an aberration to put symbols on symbols, simply anathema in 1970's thinking!
Chalices, I mean cups, were ceramic because Jesus preferred stables to palaces, and patens, no I mean, plates or bowls, certainly not ciborium, should be ceramic or wicker, preferably, with a purificator, I mean, a napkin, underneath the homemade bread of honey, whole wheat and brown sugar because of Sweet Jesus.
Although the texture and consistency of the sweet Jesus' Bread was referred to in the most holy, sacred way possible in the 1970's as, "chewy Jesus!"
I kid you not!
Personally, I am not that enamored with many of the albs and vestments of Pope Benedict and his high Church papacy and liturgies. Some are too gaudy and frilly for my personal tastes.
Pope Francis’ low Church papacy and liturgies are simply blah and uninspiring to me.