I converted from Protestantism, The Lutheran Church, and very well knew the options before me .I knowingly choose to not convert to Roman Catholicism for so many reasons .
As a Lutheran, an "orthodox" Lutheran, I also had a strong aversion to Evangelicalism. I found them to be snotty to anyone who disagreed with their anti- sacramentalism. On the other hand, I think what really closed the door to the American Roman Catholic Church is just that , in the name.
It is nothing that resembles the Church that Luther was apart of, or even the one St Paul spoke of in his Epistles. On the contrary, it is a reflection of the decadence and dereliction of a society that is post Christian. In leaving Lutheranism, I really saw the American Roman Catholic Church like any other denomination.
Perhaps even a mediocre version of the EC-USA. Always reinventing itself to become more relevant to the society around it .
This Isn't a put down , but the Crisis of Faith in Roman Catholicism in America , the fact that a Church that claims to have Christ but yet whos layfaithful and priests treat this fact nonchalantly in their Mass, makes me doubt the authenticity of their claims.
Of course there is the fact that reading Jarslo Pelikan's writings on the history of the Church , a scholarly, non biased, account of Church History drew me closer to the Eastern Church. I have to thank my Catholic friends at the time who recommended it for those reasons :-)