What stopped me from attending a Novus Ordo? Nothing- I attend one at least weekly, and often daily. There is no daily Tridentine Mass near me, and the Sunday one is not at my parish. I vastly prefer it, especially for the funeral Mass (just look at the two liturgies side by side, there is no comparison- they're simply not the same liturgy- the entire focus is different). I don't go to it that often though, because I attend and am involved at my parish church. I am celibate and have no Catholic family members. I need the stability of a parish, and the Latin Mass "community" isn't nearly stable enough here. If the Latin Mass community was stable enough, I'd practically live there. The church I attend is pretty reverent. I joined it more than ten years ago, and would only consider leaving if I moved or something seriously wrong happened there that changed the way things are done there.
What brought me to Traditional Catholicism? Realizing that it was only traditional Catholicism that still held and loved the things that I have always loved about Catholicism. I loved the statues, altars, and communion rails. I loved the rituals. I loved the art and the music. These things helped me realize that this was about something bigger than me, bigger than anything I could imagine. These things helped me realize that this was about something more powerful than even space and time. Beyond this, I can't stand lay people distributing communion, seeing people receive in the hand, altar girls, or the typical music found in Novus Ordo parishes. I also don't like that there are so many options that even priests who are otherwise reverent and orthodox mess up sometimes and don't celebrate the liturgy properly.