they are completely beyond any of the society's rules, and therefore impossible to conrol. They are free to speak to active members and pass on information much easier than someone who is supposed to be shunned.
I think that faders have a little less freedom. Once the elders know that you are speaking apostate ideas to the rank and file, the gig is up. So if you want to speak with the witnesses you still associate with, you have to speak with measured words and hopefully they will be inquisitive enough to check out the societies teachings. But even then you can still be outted.
You actually have more control over your life once you are df'ed or da'ed. If you want to demonstrate in front of bethel, you can. If you want to tell a blowhard where to go, you can. But if you are a fader, you still have to remain silent while the jdubs are around.
I have faded but I have to be careful that there are no jdubs around when I go out with a 'worldly' girl (not that I give a sh*t anyway) but I prefer not to lose access to family that is still in the bOrg. (It is great to have a wider pool of women to choose from though, instead of a group who have to actively try to suppress half their minds everyday)
You can still engage in anti-bOrg behavior such as activist activity but you have to be more clandestine as a fader.
thecarpenter of the longing to DA class