I think holding derision for either position on the grounds that the other position is an innovation is utterly wrong headed and illogically super religious, misguided, fashion conscious nostalgia. It makes a mockery of true religion by focussing on the triviality of which direction we face when worshipping God, who is omnipresent. All directions are acceptable, any direction will do. Talk about straing out gnats and swallowing camels. .