There are many different things that each of us deal with, but the biggest reasons most come here is for support in their own lives and in dealing with the JW's in their lives. So many are lurking or new here, so maybe they need to hear why some of you chose the path you chose.
For each of us, the decisions on how to leave the WT are our own. I fast-faded and don't look over my shoulder worrying about the elders trying to trap me because my wife doesn't spy for them. I didn't DA or get DF'ed because my mother would honor the shunning. So I do as I need to do but keep a bit quiet about it.
Personally, I would DA if my mother was "out" and I may or may not DA when she passes away (more than 20 years from now). Some say that's playing by their rules, but I would like closure. I found some of my own by renouncing my baptism. So for me, fading away was the best choice.
Others, please tell us why you DA'ed or walked away or got DF'ed or whatever. Help others to see that others did it, we have choices. You can try to "sell" your way of leaving or just share a quick story as I did in the few sentences above.