As part of the effort put forth to build the "Sharing the Hope" class mentioned in the article above a survey was undertaken of persons who converted to Orthodox Christianity.
Questions included:"What did you find most attractive about Orthodox Christianity?"
(authenticity, sense of beauty and wholeness, mystical, rootedness, worship,depth)
"What elements of the Orthodox faith and your experience in the Orthodox Church were most difficult for you when you first started investigating Eastern Orthodoxy?"
(Ethnic culture, Mary, saints, complex liturgy, Icons, confession, fasting)
The summary includes only the reactions of people who eventually embraced the Orthodox faith. It would also be informative to understand, at some point, the viewpoints of those who may have explored Orthodoxy --but did not complete the journey.
Results can be found here.