It amazed me at first that the JW`s taught that hell was a man made doctrine. Actually, I quite agreed with it. It is a repugnant doctrine.
As the few years rolled on though, it always nagged me that the fear of dying an abrupt, horrific & violent death at armagedon was basically the same thing. It is a man made doctrine which the JW religion uses to keep its members in check.
I mean, so many people got baptised just prior to 1975. Would they have done so if there was no 'imminent' armaggedon threat. I think many would have not even considered it if such a threat were not in place at the time.
Since then, the r/f are kinda getting a bit fed up and yet they still stay just in case the big A comes.