I am a ” Cradle Catholic ” and I found in the way I was reared as a child looking back on 60+ years a very protective and loving try by my parents who also came up though many years before me with a faith and trust in what they believed was the Only True Church. I loved it.
In my opinion the only good thing in the Catholic Church was the rare true priest who was acceptable to offer the true sacrifice. Well that was lost completely at Vatican II.
So there is no real reason to join up, but if someone was really searching as this original post is suggesting then I think they are really getting desperate.