Almost anyone could tell you that the Catholic church is not just another Protestant sect!
I’m not sure to whom “those guys” refers. Guessing it’s Catholics. And indeed we do have rules. Among them is the complete description of baptism which includes two non-water varieties (blood & desire) most protestants fail to recognize. More importantly, those “rules” never saddle a baby or child (or anyone without malintent) with a sin (in this case, “lapsing”) they never meant to commit—thus the illustration of my sisters’ zeal in water-baptizing (btw, they bapized all the pets, too).
I think anyone who catches the implication of the word “Protestant” realizes that the Church protested against couldn’t possibly be a member of the protest-club.
So far as the Huguenots go, you never mentioned America. South Carolina (particularly the Beaufort/Charleston area) has maintained a community for at least two centures. But I wouldn’t consider them any more evangelical than Episcopalians. Like the Episcopalians, they don’t “evangelize,” don’t publicly preach (and simplify) the gospels.