First Owen White, then Gabriel Sanchez... are you next, John, or me?Are you being facetious? Speaking for myself, no way. I respected them both; they know better. This is sort of what it felt like when Tertullian left the church, or what if Chesterton had chucked it all to join the Jehovah's Witnesses? Harsh, sure. Orthodox are estranged Catholics, not a no-longer-Christian faith. But the illogic is much the same.
I entered the Church as a Russian Catholic, and remain so — including attending St. X's near where I live now. Within a year or two, I may need to move to a place where I do not know if there are any Eastern Catholic options.I'm fine with Greek Catholics being ecumenical; pretending the Orthodox don't exist would be silly. Saturday Vespers with the Orthodox if your Greek Catholic parish doesn't have it, and certainly if there is no Greek Catholic parish near you. But if there's no Greek Catholic parish available, then receive the sacraments from "the Latins": Catholic is Catholic.
I also admit that I do not see the schism as a grave issue, as you do. In 1995, I read RC apologetic books, and read EO apologetic books. My eyes glazed over. I thought: "This whole mess is stupid. Guys in the funny hats, can you just grow up and stop the politics?" I went Eastern Catholic because it worked out for me ... and in fact, changing jurisdictions from Anglican to Catholic was the equivalent of major surgery. Necessary, but I would not make another change unless forced to by dire necessity."Worked out for me" vs. objectively true: not good. Of course "major surgery" because we weren't changing jurisdictions, like Latin Catholics called to the Christian East canonically switching ritual churches (a friend is a Ukrainian Catholic by choice). We went from "not the church" to the church.
Many years ago when I tried to come back to the church, the "Orthodox in communion with Rome" ("the schism is not a grave issue") told me not to, so their views are worth about as much as Zimbabwean currency.