There is always one!
In the beginning it is nearly always curiosity.
In the beginning our ability to think critically is most vulnerable.
The show will go on...
Isambard, you are spot on with your assessment. If somebody with an actual education or career comes to a meeting once in a while, it somehow validates and reinforces the JW's in their minds. Like, "if somebody that smart sees something worthwhile in our religion, there must BE something worthwhile!"