I hear you changing, but Curious is a protestant as well, so I reckon it’s ok.
Anyway, I’m Lutheran. Raised that way, have been my entire life. My dad was a Lutheran pastor, his dad was a Lutheran pastor, his dad was a Lutheran pastor, etc. My mother’s side is also Lutheran. It runs in the family. Everybody is. If I were to try and leave, I’d be sad and my family would be sad. Good thing I won’t be leaving!
While I really admire Catholic spirituality and have come to understand more fully the Catholic faith, there are still many things I disagree with, and I could not convert with a good conscience. If I was forced to drop the Lutheran faith and convert somewhere, I’d go Orthodox. The pope will always be an issue for protestants who have given it good thought (though many have ever even considered it). The works thing is also a little overwhelming. I’ve heard firm Catholics say that no one can be one hundred percent certain in their salvation, which would also make me nervous.
Like I said, however, I really do appreciate Catholic spirituality. I have a greater appreciation for Mary and the saints, the rosary, the real presence in the Eucharist, etc, etc.