I would be stupid for an ordinary person to emulate a genuine mystic rather than following the rubrics.
Right. As I said, Padre Pio certainly was holy. Doesn't mean that in every respect we do exactly as he does.
Liturgical preference...my, what an anachronistic term to apply to Padre Pio. One which would probably not make him happy. I really hate that term. As if the liturgy were something for us to fashion as we desire or prefer.
There were saints so careful over the rubrics that they tied themselves down so that they would stay at the altar doing Mass rather than levitate
Still, when I said it would be stupid to make daily Mass last several hours...let us see. How many people get to daily Mass? How many could, not would, but could if it were several hours long...much of that because the priest just stood there doing nothing. Padre Pio would be rapt in contemplation, a rather extraordinary thing. He was not doing nothing. As a matter of obedience to holy mother Church the priest, who has presence of mind, would be wrong to institute a different liturgical practice than that which she prescribes. It would be an abuse, for instance, for a simple priest (at least with the EF) to hold the host up for ten minutes, to give benediction with it at that time (which actually has happened in the past), etc. But obviously if someone gets raptured in contemplation, we are not talking about the same thing. We aren't even speaking about the liturgy at that point. Such a rapture is extra-liturgical and perhaps seen best as a pause to the liturgy
Besides, one should not needlessly delay the second consecration, as the two form as one the sacrifice of the Mass and a long delay can weaken their connection.