I do understand Borg, and for the record, I found Dave's comments a bit presumptuous.
I too experienced much emotional pain. My Father has been an Elder since 1972, my mother has opposed bitterly since the mid-60's and my sister almost succeeded at her 3rd attempt at suicide 2 1/2 years ago.. because (although not baptized) she cannot measure up to the exacting standards of the WT.
It has taken me some time to pluck up the courage and share my own experiences and within two days I have met a few decent human beings and felt despair at the comments of Mr Brown... who presumes a lot about the people on this site.
What individuals do with the authority and power they have is indeed a cause of much concern. Believe me I was on the brunt end of it, stunned by it and left disillusioned. It wasn't doctrine at the time that influenced my decision. Matters have moved on since and I chunder at some of the extremist attitudes and views that come in.
I am an ex-Pentecostal.. have seen enough of conflict in religion. The JW's don't have the lion's share of many of the problems Mr Brown lists. The WT Society needs cleaning out... I agree. From the corrupt and power/control freaks.
Please excuse my analogy but I prefer to turn my lemon into lemonade... much nicer to suck on, and better for long term healing. IMHO
All the best