If they let you go & you didn't get a letter of excommunication or church discipline then it sounds like the church you left wasn't as nasty as some cult churches can be. You're lucky. Now you can sacrifice the tithes you would be giving for you & your family...where it belongs.
Yes, they always tried to be a seeker-sensitive church that catered to people who had been burned at other churches. My wife and I had already gotten burned out and stepped down from activities that we were leading, so there was no need to explain anything to anybody. When we stopped attending our home group it left everyone with questions that we just try to dodge. We still consider those people friends that we just don't see as often.