I was Methodist all my life (60+ years). Like most Protestants, I was baptized, went to Sunday school, confirmed, participated in youth group, then forgot about church… until our children were born, then we had them baptized, confirmed, and we went to church while the kids attended Sunday school. After they grew up I forgot about church again.
Why did I not become Catholic? MOMENTUM. You tend to take on the religion of your parents.
At around age 50, I decided to study the world’s religions, to decide where I really belonged. I read and studied for many years, and arrived at the conclusion that Catholicism was the answer, so was received into full communion with the Church.
When I was Methodist I didn’t think much about Catholicism, but I think the oddest thing was that the Pope has such authority. I actually always liked the statutes, saints, rosaries, etc. I liked Catholic weddings and the times I attended mass with friends – the Protestant churches seemed so barren by comparison. So now I feel very at home as a Roman Catholic