Ebb tide photo collage there is extremely descriptive.
Both the Tridentine (now officially called The Extraordinary Form) and Novus Ordo are valid masses, as you point out.
One of the key differences is the reverence shown to God during the whole of the Mass; and specifically to Christ in the Form of the Eucharist.
That second photo is a very common scene at large parishes just before Holy Communion, where a dozen or more Eucharistic Ministers, some better dressed than others (ahem...) are crowded around the Altar in a fashion that looks like chaos if you walked in right at that moment.
The loss of respect and decorum to Christ present makes more traditional Catholics, or even just more conservative and reserved individuals *cringe*.
To have the leader of your Church criticize you when you can plainly see and feel that something is wrong and inappropriate, is disheartening to say the least.
The fact that you criticize the dress of the Eucharistic ministers (not undeservedly) and use the word fashion in your description would seem to make the Pope’s point.
I’m not certain the Pope was trying to denigrate the TLM, and to assume he had from a third person account, in a very short translated account, from a hostile incompetent press is somewhat unfair.
Pope Benedict also had some criticism of the TLM in his book The Spirit of the Liturgy, but he was trying to get to the essentials of the matter.