The SSPX is no longer about the flock, it is and has been for some time about the priests, specifically Bp. Fellay and his comrades. They want the "prestige", comfort, and wealth that comes from recognition for themselves. Just look at the new seminary, $125,000,000++ dollars when the SSPX parishishioners can barely make ends meet. There are other projects going on that are also for the priests.
By all appearances, it looks like today the SSPX priests are taking a vow of luxury.
Careful there, that argument could be wielded by anti-clericals or even protestants.
The poor, working-class faithful have always pooled many $5 and $10 bills to build beautiful cathedrals filled with ornate decor, beautiful statuary and works of art, Gothic altars, ornate brass candlesticks, etc.
Only the best for God.
That isn't the problem. The problem is imprudently spending money NEEDLESSLY for the wrong reasons.
Expanding the seminary in Winona, MN wasn't good enough. Those in the "corridors of power" (the East Coast) couldn't care less about flyover country like Minnesota.
But a conversation piece seminary, something that even atheists can appreciate for purely material reasons -- that's another matter.
This encapsulates Bishop Fellay's goals and attitude. In a trip to Mexico, he tried to fire up the crowd by speaking of "stadiums filled with hundreds of girls receiving their first Holy Communion..." The man thinks big.
But thinking big isn't always thinking smart.
Right now, many SSPX chapels are too small (or non-existent) and that is of much more concern than having a Disneyland seminary.
But like a slum lord, he doesn't want to invest valuable profits into things that will only benefit his tenants (sources of income): adequate reliable plumbing, heating, functional windows, etc. Spending money on these things doesn't benefit him at all, and the people have nowhere else to go.
The selfish strategy of the slum lord is to spend as little as possible on repairs, so he can maximize his profits, which will be used on things HE wants (nice cars, women, vacations, luxury goods, drugs, etc.)
Bishop Fellay wants to spend the money on a big new seminary that even non-Catholics will want to talk about. That much more fun than just building or upgrading several dozen chapels.
Sounds like he'd get along well with Fr. Pfeiffer -- who also doesn't want to build any chapels, he just wants his seminary.