Thanks for this post, Roman Catholic1953.
These are the Americans that the "Opus Dei" type Catholics have forgotten about, too. In many big cities, Catholicism seems to be a church for the rich or at least the comfortably well-off. The same thing is happening in Latin America, where the Church "opted for the poor" and the poor "opted for the NeoPentecostal sects."
In the good ol' days, you could see everyone from the king and queen down to the lowliest beggar all at the same Mass. That's the way my childhood hometown Mass was too. The only Masses now that seem to have that kind of diversity are either at the SSPX and at some sede chapels. The diocesan "indult" Mass I used to attend here in Houston has a mix of people, also, although it leans toward the better-heeled side.
Has anyone else had the same experiences or perspectives?