ToesUp: I agree but they just can't give it up. They don't know where else to go. It scares them to leave their comfort zone. It is also there only source of "friends."
I mostly agree with you, except they CAN "give it up," they're just afraid.
I have become convinced that deep down, most--maybe even all--JWs are cowards. They are afraid to face so many things: the real truth and the fact that they've been fooled/duped/swindled.
But maybe their biggest fear is to become self-reliant.
"Fear is the mind killer." - Frank Herbert, Dune