I was more angry when I wrote my DA letter.
I had stopped going to meetings in August 1999, but it was September 2000 before any Elders came to call on me. Unfortunately I was out, my son said they had called. Up until there wasn't even a phone call or letter let alone any "shepherding" call. Considering two of them live within a 5 minute walk from me.
What made me angry was that they weren't calling out of any concern for me. But because they were having a campaign to get "inactive" ones back.
This was what finally made me decide to DA. So I wrote my letter and enclose 20 pages of stuff I had learnt about the Watchtower. I walked up the road and stuck it through one of the Elders door. I thought if he couldn't be bother to walk down and see me in two years, thats what you get.
I was 49 and had been a JW for 30 years.
The main consquence was that my JW wife (separated 4 years) and two JW daughters stopped having any contact with me and still don't.
But even so I felt as if a great weight had been lifted from me. I was no longer under their control, I was free.