What I have said is that converting to the JWs is a signal of those sorts of attitudes. And what I have said I mean by that is that JWs attract a disproprotionate number of intellectually lazy and arrogant people. Please take the time to read that twice: I literally cannot make the point any clearer than that, ok?
I know what your point is. Changing the wording makes no difference. Trying to clarify makes no difference. I know what you are saying and I disagree with you, 100%. Sizemik disagrees with you 100%. Since we are in the category of which you are trying to make a blanket statement about, maybe you should think about that and perhaps reconsider your stance.
Converting to JW's as an adult is not a signal of those things. It can be for some... just as it can also be a signal of people disillusioned by the hypocricy seen in other parts of Christianity, now honestly and sincerely seeking something that is closer to the truth. I would think that the latter occurs far more often than the former, but that is based on my understanding of why I and some others joined (or almost joined) in the first place.
Making the generalization that you are making is no different 'in essence' than an atheist saying that people believe only because they are afraid of death.