No way! That is absolutely incorrect. Higher reverence that more reflect our Catholic truths is objectively always more efficacious worship.
I disagree with you entirely. Fr. Chad Ripperger is one of the highest regarded theologians not just still living, but in the past century and including today, and yet he would whole-heartedly disagree with you, based on the teachings of the Church.
On a theological level, one expresses more clearly our beliefs and the other waters that expression down purposely with the intention to "welcome our absent brethren." At least, that was the repeated slogan by those that first introduced and pushed the New Order Missae. By that very motive, the theology has a tinge of immanentism, because it caters to unbelievers, rather than towards the end of worship itself, which is to be oriented first and lastly to God and HIS Sacrifice.
Did you hear me mention aesthetics? That is another story altogether, but then, to say that a campfire hymn is as efficacious as liturgical Gregorian chant is not a discussion pertaining to the liturgical FORM, but it is a matter of understanding theology. If you think everything has equal holiness based on one's intention for its application and context, then you are wrong, theologically speaking.
The Offertory WAS changed with the Novus Ordo Mass, from the words that were believed by tradition to be the words that St. John the Apostle. Whether or not one believe that, the main point is that the prayer was very, very ancient and proven to be from the earliest origins of the Church.
Calling an argument "inane" doesn't give credence to your point of view.
Pope Benedict, when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger, made the distinction between the Novus Ordo Missae and the traditional Mass (of the saints) as the difference between milk for babies and steak for adults (respectively) in "Salt and Light", back circa 1984.
There is no doubt that a reverently celbrated Mass does more for the attendees than one not reverently celebrated. But there is nothing inherent in either the Novus Ordo or the TLM that makes either more reverent than the other.
How well and reverently the mass is celebrated in either rite is solely the fault of the Priest celebrating as well as the people in attendance.
And there is a parish in Chicago that, the US HQ of the Order of Sts Peter and Paul that proves that point every time when one of their priests celebrate the Mass in either form.
Which proves that any criticism leveled at the Novus as somehow being inherently less reverent than the TLM from whatever source is utter nonsense.