Not too many years back I remember reading a sociology paper that classified JWs as a high control group. The researchers heavily weighted the presence of a charismatic leader and thats one main reason why they didn't classify the dubs as a cult - despite all the other clear indicators. If only they really understood the extent of loyalty demanded of the dub to the ORG.
I'm with SNG. Any which way you label it, it'll still batter you.
P.S. Do you think the Faithful and Discreet Slave's teaching that how someone treats them determines whether they're a sheep or goat, so saved or destroyed, would make the researchers reconsider their classification of the JWs?