I saw the August 2010 edition of the Awake! and found they have an article about "How well do you know the Jehovah's witnesses". They mention specifically that the person reading the article might have read bad stuff about the witnesses in the internet. And they give examples of other people who have a good opinion of Jehovah's witnesses.
I am sure that the people who get acquainted with witnesses will find you guys nice people (well, most of you). The problem is not so much the people but the ideas that keep you in slavery. That is perhaps the essential way the article is misleading. They tell you to look at the people, not to look at the organization.
Second, they tell you to look at people who want to get you into the organization. I wouldn't expect many a salesman to expand on the bad points of whatever he sells (I hope this won't upset you guys, because it's not personal).
But perhaps the fact that the organization is aware that more of us worldlies are getting information about the inner workings is the most important point to make. Now it's not only them who tell you what it is like to be in.
In my humble opinion, anyone wanting to really get to know the organization should try to befriend a witness, in the "worldly" sense of the term. That is, try to ask the person to come to your home, to see how they live, what they do with themselves, what choices they can make, et cetera. Of course, few witnesses will let you get that close to them. But the Paper Curtain witnesses create when you try to approach them is the ultimate proof.