I am glad things went well for you in the Witness world...Sometimes it does if you have the "right" personality and don't notice too much.
I would have to say that while not everybody in the religion was "bad" or awful to me, the underlying attitudes there prevented them from being real friends.
Pete Zahut said it best: once you go off the carefully programmed JW script and don't read your "lines", the people will take on a different demeanor. You have to go along to get along. It is paranoid conformity.... Anything is wrong, it's your fault. It's not your fault? Keep smiling and get over it.
There is no beating the system in that religion.
I love your post. The people have their heads in the sand and are in denial of all the bad in the religion. They are waiting for the fantasy world to come and take all their problems away! It is indeed a lazy way of thinking!