Let me just say that I am a reborn Christian and I used to love church until I realized some things about the church as a whole that was somewhat...not entirely Biblical. I officially split when my pastor admitted that they don't go through enough trouble with Bible study. Since then I've refused to be a part of any denomination whatsoever because of certain issues.
But, going to church doesn't make you a Christian, and neither does blindingly following your pastor. There's only one non-denominational church in my town and I've been deliberating whether or not I should go.
And I agree with Draco about the rituals and stuff in churches. In my old church, the service lasts for 90 minutes, 45 of which goes to announcements, prayer and praise and worship. In the other 45, the pastor reads a verse or two or five and then base his entire month's sermons on those verses, without actually telling us what the Bible really means.
IMO, the church should be there to tell all people the truth, and reach out to those who don't know Christ, instead of telling me how I can reach financial and personal success by applying Biblical principles to my wallet.
Agreed, I think it's something people should study for themselves and form their own views of rather than being told what to believe