I don't know if this helps or not, but just my 2p's worth:
I don't follow a religion as such...to me, it's more of a philosophy. It's one which doesn't disallow the concept of religion, nor any specific religion.
Also - as far as I can tell- a huge part of it is that you don't force anything on anyone.
As such, I might tell people that "I am trying to follow [x]'", but I don't talk about it unless people ask me about it (I'm still learning so I don't have all the answers yet myself anyway).
In terms of "Why is this path right for me?": I realised one day that I had always been on this path anyway, I just didn't comprehend it until then.
In terms of my own religious experiences, I guess they're pretty narrow in that I was atheist for a while, then C of E, then had a couple of flirts with Paganism.
However, the ones where I have seen people be really "conversion-heavy" (and pretty much "This is the way, everyone else is wrong!" are 2 of the newer ones.
I don't know whether this is just a question of "we need money, people = money"?
Or if they had (or have) a mindset of "We need more people in our religion, so the religion has to say 'you have to go out and get more people/have more children/etc' "?
(Of course, this might also be tied to the financial angle, too).
I haven't had anyone from the C of E or Paganism accost me and tell me that they're right & everyone else is wrong (or some such).
However (apart from the 2 religions who accused me of various things and spouted complete rubbish at me), I've not got any experiences of any other religions where other people have joined them by choice instead of stuff like "I was born into it/my family follows it/etc", so I'm probably not a very good person to comment there.
Urgently trying to trace any living relatives of Private Sam/Samuel "Jock" Wilson (Black Watch, No. 6 Commando, UK Army Service ID 2764432, died 10.06.44). Any info/suggestions gratefully received.
"Mockles! Pent on silpen tree, blockards three a-feening. Mockles! What silps came to thee, in thy pantry, dreaming?"
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