Daniel, welcome to the group.
To you and the others who are new, obviously you see a lot of things that are not right. You need to do some more investigating about this "truth" you have been taught, and you probably won't lose that sinking feeling you have until you are resolved that this is nothing more than a mind-controlling cult, much like others out there. It took me a couple years, bits and pieces, and then I thought, I have so many doubts and at this point, there is no going back. I am not going to be convinced again that these people are the only good things on this earth! I also couldn't live a lie, and didn't like the superficial person that I was. It isn't easy though.
I was raised a JW, and along with my husband, we left completely last year, with our 3 kids and have such a heavy burden lifted off of us. Yes, we both lost our families, parents, siblings, grandparents, etc., but we have filled our life with others who care about us.
This is a great place to come for support while you are going through this. There are some people who are VERY bitter against the religion, and they have good cause to be, and there are others who have a good time making fun of it, but don't let that stop you from coming here. It isn't all about bashing the JW's, it's about getting support and understanding from others who can relate.
Hope you stick around!