I grew up in a tradition in which the Eucharist was so important that it could only be celebrated between 4-10 times per year in order to retain its importance, lest it become a meaningless ritual.
Interestingly enough, the importance that tradition gave to the Eucharist was highly formative. So much so that it was one of the reasons I left that tradition and became Anglican.
I left a tradition for which the Eucharist was too important to be done frequently and joined a tradition in which the Eucharist is too important not to do weekly.
And no, it has not become a meaningless routine for me to participate in it weekly. Now preparation for Eucharist is something to do a few times a year, it is something I do every week. It is a spiritual discipline and nourishment, not only for me personally, but also for the church as the Eucharist reminds and calls the church to unity and to embody Christ’s body on earth by participating in God’s mission.
The funny thing is that John Calvin wanted the Eucharist to be offered weekly. I guess you could say that it is partly John Calvin’s fault why I became Anglican.