To the OP, while I am new to the pursuit of Holy Orthodoxy, I am not new to critically analyzing the truth claims of belief systems...including Christianity. I am not implying that this was your intention, but it comes across as if you are choosing what pair of jeans to purchase. I believe that a wise choice is based upon the validity of the truths that are being claimed. It isn't about a possibly rude or pleasant encounter. Nor is it about the convenience or appeal of the message. When a Church claims to be the One True Church, it's time to analyze the evidence for that claim. When there is more than one laying claim to that, it's really time to analyze the evidences, not opinions. One must be willing to follow where the evidence leads. For example, when I was analyzing the evidences for Christianity (I was Methodist and was studying Christian apologetics), I studied other belief systems as well and, as I was taught, used the same measuring stick for one that I used for the others. I had to be willing to go where the evidence led. If the claims of Christianity had not held up to scrutiny, I would have walked away. I took that same measuring stick and applied it to the "signs on the lawn" of churches claiming Christianity. I studied their histories, first and foremost, and learned to identify "red flags." I followed where the evidence led...to the doors of Orthodoxy. I confess that it took me awhile to get comfortable with that. It wasn't the conclusion that I was expecting, but that doesn't make it any less true. And now, I know that it is MY responsibility to accept what She teaches as also being equally true and correct. Surprisingly, thus far, that has been quite easy. Why? Because I based my initial decision on weighing the historical evidences.
I suppose that my point is, while people can and are willing to assist, the primary responsibility for that analysis lies with the individual. Simply put, you have to be willing to do the legwork. As a person who has recently walked that section of the path, I suggest that you dig as best as you are able into the historical claims. As one studies the history, the teachings begin to take shape...things that have been added or have been regarded as heresy and why, etc.. My library consists of just as many books (and bookmarks) regarding Catholicism's viewpoints as it does Orthodoxy's. It also includes their responses to one another's claims. I had to learn in as balanced a manner possible in order to make the most informed decision. When my studying raised a specific question, I asked 2 or 3 trusted people. In the end, no person is responsible for the decision I made. I never once asked an individual, "Should I convert to this, that or the other?" Following the evidences wasn't always easy, but, the lessons I learned are invaluable and a part of me now. Don't miss out on that blessing!!