I see your point but your perception is somehow flawed by your (European, highly influenced by the Judeo-Christian tradition) upbringing :)
Of course, there is nothing pure pagan today...it just isn't possible after 2000 years of eradication.
But in the wake of the change there is as a need to redefine what we are, where we have come from, where we want to go...the old monotheistic religions can't give these answers anymore.
To go back to our roots is one way to re-define ourselves again...it is mine, others will find theirs.
Beliefs varied from one region to another. Which option do we choose?
Do we have to choose?
One thing to cherish and to re-discover is our european spiritual diversity...the different gods and tales and traditions in every region. It was "the" Church who destroyed all this to get the people under control, forcing them to bow to one religious leader, to follow the same book of rules, which unified with fire and sword.
Also would you really keep to old beliefs? Would you, for example, bury a miscarried baby under the threshold?
I doubt that was a belief but a superstition...and no, I wouldn't! :)
This author put it better:"....What is that conception? Simply this: that divinity is fundamentally inside the world rather than outside it, that God or the gods or Being are ultimately part of nature rather than an external creator, and that meaning and morality and metaphysical experience are to be sought in a fuller communion with the immanent world rather than a leap toward the transcendent.
This paganism is not materialist or atheistic; it allows for belief in spiritual and supernatural realities. It even accepts the possibility of an afterlife. But it is deliberately agnostic about final things, what awaits beyond the shores of this world, and it is skeptical of the idea that there exists some ascetic, world-denying moral standard to which we should aspire..."
I like the highly individualistic nature of paganism. There won't be ever a party or one leader or another book written to be followed. And the deeply personal spiritualism..I don't need nor want a preacher or someone explaining to me the "right way"...I like the naturalistic way of seing things...as in "Mother nature"...we won't ever build something like the Notre Dame and no true pagan would ever want to! :)