Life is full of "what ifs" and I take the view that everything is for a reason, even the bad things. Our discussions with others have concluded that "Jehovah" has a reason for allowing the WTS just as He has a reason for us being raised Dubs. It certainly taught us many skills that we are now using in quite a different way!
If I hadn't been raised a Dub, I do believe that I would have been a communist! Some might say it was better that I be a Dub!
I cannot imagine that I would have been "sold" on the allegiance to the Brooklyn organisation....but who knows? And I guess it doesn't matter. What matters is what we're doing now.