I'm not sure if it is more correct to trust in someone to help me find my path or if it is more important to go it alone because that may be too close to 'worshiping' a false idol.
A couple of thoughts. If you think about it, even protestant churches rely on the interpretation of a particular person or group of persons as far as explaining scripture. There are literally thousands of individual Protestant Christian churches that are lead by a Pastor and each Pastor has their own take on the scripture and own interpretation...even if they have studied under one particular school or thought or another they have still come to their own conclusions.
I have known people who were more centered on the personality and popularity of the Pastor of their Protestant church than the teachings of Christ. I know people who are told straight out by their pastors what they can and cannot do...so it exists all over the place.
There is a balance between someone helping you along your journey and worshiping a false idol. I had an appointment with my spiritual director today...he's been helping me along the way for several years now (Benedictine monk by the way) but despite the title, "director" there really isn't so much directing as guidance...it's never about him and how I feel about him and it's always about Christ with suggestions as to how to deepen my relationship with Him through prayer and the sacraments.
I seek the aid of this spiritual director because he has the learning and the experience of many years of contemplative living to advise me. Any deeply faithful Christian will point you towards Christ and recognize that God is working in you and they can only share their own experience.
It's a bit like going to the doctor. The doctor has the years of training and experience, and so I seek his expertise but it's about what he knows, not what I think of him as a person though obviously, respect on my part and discernment about the Doctor's qualifications are in there.