Okay, long story short: raised SBC (and still proud of my roots), converted to RCism in college. Ignored my intuition to investigate EO at the time owing to the living situation (I was a student at a very good Catholic liberal arts college).
Basically, I'm an evangelical at heart. It's how I was raised, that a Christian should be in constant dialog with God and to be looking for the Lord everywhere and that he should be willing to be unabashed in proclaiming that Jesus is Lord despite his own failings. RCism doesn't have this and after many years, I was left feeling pretty despondent about the factory-like processing that goes in Catholicism. For whatever reason, I have this image of the RCC as a chicken processing factory... Not healthy. You won't get out of bed to go to this on Sunday morning. And other things beside. And no, I'm not bashing Catholicism, just relating that I've felt pretty dead and alone in RCism for so long.
This has been a challenge point for me to rethink things a bit. I admire my evangelical friends very much. When most RCs are busy falling away and living in ways not always consistent with the Gospels, through Facebook, I've discovered many childhood friends whom I admire for their living faith, their families and so on. I'm pretty certain that Eastern Christianity has always been my home for many different reasons. But, I worry *a lot* about the effect that liturgy has in creating mechanized, factory robots who know nothing about their faith. Don't get me wrong: Authentic liturgy can positively shape Christians in extraordinary ways, but I'm working with a history of 15 years as a RC wherein I saw a lot of stagnation, decay. I dreaded going to a Latin Mass. For years, I attended a Melkite liturgy and for the first time, I was pretty deep into my Catholicism. For various reasons, I can't continue along this path, nor do I want to.
If I had children, I'd never want them to be raised as RCs in a million years.