M first impression was of a memorial when I got my first taste without researching the JW. The impression I got was that like others, so much fake "interest". I had the feeling I was being talked to like a child when they would speak. I didn't like the feeling I had while attending and was highly offended at the passing of the emblems with every person rejecting them! The ability for the people to sing the songs was pathetic. It was not pleasing at all. The recorded music, to me, was sad. Live music is so special, surely people in that congregation could play music ( I thought to myself) It was having a a part of the celebration of coming together in Christ in my view. The strength of beautiful songs being sung that you can remember by heart is a special kind of warmth and feeling.
Later when I read some materials I was highly offended at the tone and low educational level of "audience". I got the impression this must be a religion especially for mentally slow people. (I know this is not true for some, or many JW people, but that was the impression those materials left me with)
In all I was left with a bad taste in my mouth with each contact with the WT/JW, except for a couple nice elderly black ladies that came to my door many years ago. From what I know now, these ladies had to be doubters, and were going through the motions for social reasons. I gave them some blackberry jam I had been canning. They were never pushy. I don't even recall the preaching a single bit. They would offer material. Once I took one, and other times I would not. I ever even really read it, or if I did I was left with the same type impression that it was odd and simple minded so I didn't continue reading.
My practicing JW mother in law and her sister and family also never once preached at all. The number of times the word Jehovah came up around them I could count on one hand, in 11 years of marriage. For this I am lucky and thankful. However, it also kept me from researching and learning the reality of the borg's controlling and damaging influence in the first six or so years of my marriage.