I've received a magazine from the college I taught in for three decades, and it contains this paragraph:
"What a wonderful place ... The Downs, the sea, the site, the setting ... and the Chapel, that towering edifice that mixes opulent indulgence with beauty and form. It is the greatest chapel in the land. Strangely, my memories ... are not coated in recollections of hours spent on my knees. ... liberal ... progressive ... Chapel was merely a part of life."
Not exactly a hostile review; so why do I find the 'merely' so grating?