This thread is interesting to me from a non-biased perspective.
I am no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses. I left due to falsehood, lies, duplicity, and hypocrisy, to name a few.
One of the things we did as Jw's was constant attack on other religions. I am happy to see so many xjws here willing to defend a religion other than Jw's against attack. The arguments/counters are less significant to me than is the fact that we have become more willing to reason on matters like this.
I will say this - I have become fairly well acquainted with a few Catholics who were formerly Jw's. I have had some contact with Mr Cabeen. I have had more extensive contact with several other practicing Catholics. I don't know of a single one of them whom I would not invite to my home. They seem to be good people. I like that about them. Good fruitage is good fruitage no matter the religion the person practices.
I have come to respect all the Catholics I know - both former Jw's and not. I doubt I will ever become one. But it has little to do with doctrine. I don't believe we can find a 'doctrinally pure' Christian group anywhere. I don't think such an animal exists. To debate the merits of a particular Christian community based on doctrine seems almost silly to me these days. There are flaws in all of them. Yet - I think individual Catholics are at least as devoted to being good Christians as any other individual in any denomination I have seen.
So if one wants to continue down the 'Christian path' after leaving Jw's, I have to make a different statement:
I Do Not Understand Why Jw's Leave & Don't Become Catholic if They Seek to Remain Christian! The Catholics Seem As Good As Any Other To Me!
Just my opinion