But how come you think you have that choice?
You must have some kind of metaphysical background to think you have a choice in whom you'll look to as your teacher in religious/spiritual matters.
I've never had any choice about my teachers. Not in school, and so far, not in religion/spirituality either. In Catholicism, things function by the territorial principle and one is subject to the priest who is in charge of the parish one resides in (one isn't even supposed to go to mass in another parish if such going would be simply out of one's own preference). I don't know any other way.
But more than that: If religion/spirituality is supposed to be about The Truth (which one does not know yet), then how does it make sense to _choose_ a religious/spiritual teacher, or religion to begin with?
This seems so common-sensical, and yet not ...I might be able to learn swimming, driving, or even philosophy from them, but if they don't embody the type of ethics I admire, then I will treat them like the swimming teacher with the drowned pupils or the driving instructor who causes crashes.
"Embody the type of ethics I admire" -- there is no room for that in Catholicism. "Mine is not to make reply, mine is not to reason why, mine is but to do and die!"
I don't know ... maybe I have post-Catholic PTSD ...