I didn't recognize JW's were a cult until April of this year. Didn't matter that I hadn't been to a meeting for nearly four years, I still believed they were IT and while I believed, I couldn't/wouldn't see the organization for what it really was. I'd get very angry when people would call it a cult...I had this idea that cults made you hand them all your money and forced you to live in communes. duh.
As soon as I came to the realization that they weren't telling the truth, had never told the truth, kept changing what they'd taught as the "truth" and, therefore, couldn't possibly be the "faithful and discreet slave" as I understood the title, it was literally like a switch was flipped. Boy, was I ever angry and embarrassed. Damn cult!