Wow, this thread is fascinating to me. I love crossfit more than anything I've ever done and can't imagine leaving. I'm really self-motivated, in that I worked out for years on my own and didn't slack off, so it's not really that I'm afraid I'd stop going to the gym; but the past four months of being coached have made an incredible difference for me. I really, really love being coached and having my programming set up for me. I've had coaches point out simple little tweaks that have suddenly made 20lb differences in lifts. And also, I SUPER thrive in an environment where I'm being encouraged to keep going, try harder, don't quit--and then when I finish, I love cheering on everyone else still going, too. It's such an amazing community environment and the gains I've made since I started are more than I made in a year of doing Starting Strength on my own.
I totally get that some things just aren't for some people, but I'm amazed at the idea of wanting to leave. I literally can not imagine leaving.