I used to have really high expectations for church. I was looking for the best possible confluence of liturgy, doctrine, practice and (once upon a time) that overused word community. Eighteen long years of banging my head against a wall have disabused me of most of these notions. I used to see Anglicanism as possibly the last, best hope of a future for Western Christendom if only it was properly revitalized and returned to its foundational tenets. Now I see it as just another vessel that is deeply flawed and may not be trending in the right direction.
A wise friend of mine told me that if you are primarily being spiritually fed outside of the church, then it is best to just pick the best local church and go there. After all these years of striving for something better, I am inclined to agree with him.