I grew up in a traditional church with organ and piano, no-clapping during the church service, and hymns where the songs are known by the number and not the title. So, when I had the chance to visit another church that is very different it could range from refreshing, interesting, and at times shocking.
I still remember the time I went to a church and the pastor said something along this line, “I was meditating on this last week, and then God spoke to me that … ” OR “I was praying earnestly about this issue and then the Holy Spirit gave me this impression that …” I have to admit that as a young Christian, this kind of statement was not just interesting. It was cool. I wanted it. I wanted to have that experience. I wanted to have the kind of relationship that the pastor had with God. I wanted to reach that stage of spirituality where I could converse with God like that. Furthermore, some well-intentioned Christians described prayer as chatting with friends (which I think a misrepresentation of what prayer is about) whereas my prayers were at best second-rate monologues that I was not even sure I myself wanted to listen to.