I prefer more of a pure Chant medley of songs. I guess I like music that is accessible to all. Even my grade school age girls can and do learn various chant pieces. Multi-part polyphony is an exclusive club made up of music majors and expert singers.
My girls all learned "Attende Domine" and "Parce Domine" this year, complete with the verses in between. They memorized them even!
I guess it's my Irish side that prefers more down to earth, pure melody/lyrics with a bit of rhythm, that everyone in the pub can join in and sing.
And the SSPX was big on promoting Chant among the Faithful, which I really liked about them. St. Pius X believed this way, and I found it appropriate that the Society of St. Pius X was faithful to their namesake in this department.
Let's put it this way: near my hometown, there were two SSPX chapels I attended before I moved to Texas.
Mukwonago, WI: 1.2 hours from my house, it was an independent chapel, served by the SSPX. My uncle described it best as a "country club" atmosphere. They sang a lot of polyphony, the girls dressed up in expensive clothing, etc. It was indeed very cosmopolitan.
Madison, WI: 1.4 hours away, but it was an SSPX chapel through-and-through. They were served by all the Seminary professors in nearby Winona, MN taking turns. So they were well trained in the SSPX ways, including their spirit when it comes to music and Chant. It was located in the middle of a wide-open field, and I think many of the parishioners were rural. I remember being there for a Marian feast (I think it was the Assumption) and they sang Who is She Ascends so High in 4-part -- right out of the Traditional Roman Hymnal. It was beautiful. And all the Kyriales sung during High Mass were different versions in the Liber Usualis -- Chant -- rather than polyphonic settings.
If it's a big feast day, I want to hear Mass II or Mass IX, not the "Byrd Mass". Gregorian chant settings, with organ accompaniment, are quite powerful and beautiful, and can't be topped.
Some or a lot of polyphony seems more like a performance. I don't know. I'm not dogmatic about it, I can't point to any sin or anything like that -- just that I don't like it. I guess I don't have any "music snob" in me, despite being quite the tenor vocalist myself. Maybe I'm just too Irish to be stuck up when it comes to singing. I want to share my singing, enjoy good music, and sing with others.
I guess to use an alcohol analogy, I am more of a "beer at the pub to enjoy yourself with friends" type, rather than a snooty, pretentious expensive wine connoisseur.