I've always had a logical and inquisitive mind that struggled with the pure belief systems of monotheistic religions. I've tried to understand the Christian faith, but alas it requires something that I just don't have: BELIEF!
Buddhism on the other hand does not require me to believe in things that I can't see or can't understand. It simply states observations about the reality of being (to which I can agree completely) and offers a clear path of how to get beyond these limitations (the eightfold path).
Although following the eightfold path is not easy at all, it all makes sense and does not require me to forego my common sense.