Growing up Roman Catholic in Chicago attending a parochial school, attendance at Mass was a regular thing. This was pre-Vatican II so Mass was the Roman Rite (Tridentine) in Latin. As a young boy I really liked the mystery and majesty of this liturgy. I also sang in the men and boys choir for a number of years. The music was beautiful. I recall the men singing the Panis Angelicus and on the special occasions when we sang at a funeral the Dies Irae. Midnight Mass at Christmas was always preceded by an hour and half of singing Christmans hymns and carols. Vatican II put an end to that with its guitar masses and poorly written English songs (I hesitate to call them hymns). The director resigned rather than lead the choir in singing this dreadful music.
One of the criticisms of liturgy is that it is repetitive. I think good liturgy takes one out of one's self and involves the whole person in worship. Kneeling, bowing, crossing one's self help us to think about where we are and why we are there. I may not feel like praising God but singing the Te Deum helps prompt me to worship.