But then I found this website and read the horror stories of family shunning, being pioneered to death, never being good enough for God, and them dropping me like a hot potato once my study was over and I immediatly re-thought my entire stance. So anyway, I do still read the magazines, but I did end the study and I am now careful not to listen to any of the rhetoric.
Well, just remember that all the teachings, policies, and rhetoric that you do not like came directly from those magazines.
Some parts of Mein Kampf must have sounded good to a lot of Germans before they figured out Hitler was going to kill hundreds of thousands of Jews, start the worst war of the 20th century, and destroy their entire country.
Mixing in a little evil into something that outwardly sounds good does not excuse the evil. And yes, the JWs are masters at this - particularly with the Awake.