sunrising: very well said. One who is disfellowshipped on the grounds of doctrine could (or should) feel that he is on the path of the few, and people hate him, because he chose Jesus instead of teachings of men.
Edit, an answer to Heartbreaker from my point of view: I feel the WTBTS indeed showed some sound reasoning to some Bible doctrines. Even though I don't trust it as the ultimate Truth(tm), I accept for example that a loving God would not torment people eternally for sins made in a couple of decades. So this sort of makes them God's channel. However seeing the history of the Society, I regard these teachings as not coming from God's personal direction, but from careful examination of the Scriptures. And as such, they can fail on some interpretations, and I won't take anything from them at face value, just like I won't take it from anyone else.