WTM was one of the first HSing books I read as well. Lucky for me (and my dc) I discovered the Sonlight PK sets by the time my dd was ready for "4K" and found SCM by the time I was going to start planning her first grade year. :)
As others mentioned, WTM made both dh and I say "Yes, homeschooling is normal. Yes, homeschoolers are normal. Yes, homeschooling is what we want for our kids. We can do this!" Two big parts of what we liked was teaching history chronologically in cycles, and reading great literature throughout their education.
When I found Sonlight I was introduced to non-twaddle children's books which I absolutely fell in love with! Any book with cartoon 'characters' makes me want to rip my hair out but most of the Sonlight PK books I enjoy reading over and over again! At Sonlight I also found the concept of "loving to learn" which was another big one for me. WTM can get your kids academically advanced, but are they hating every minute of it? No thank you. I would feel like I failed them if that was the case.
When I found Charlotte Mason, I found an rich, liberal, educational style that would challenge/help my kids to grow intellectually while also creating a love of learning. Some of this was found in her philosophy, some in her methods, and some in the variety of subjects. I feel so greatful that I found it when I did and even though I am still figuring it all out I can see how much it will benefit my kids do be learning this way.